Nicholas Boudreaux, a Louisiana ship yard worker, has filed a lawsuit against Conrad Industries, Inc. alleging a breach of General Maritime Law and the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act.
Boudreaux was an employee of Superior Energies in late 2007 when he was injured while working aboard a ferry that was docked at a Conrad Industries ship yard in Morgan City, Louisiana. Conrad Industries had hired Superior Energies to install insulation on the boat.
Boudreaux was installing insulation when he reached into an overhead area and his hand came into contact with a wire running from the ship’s generator to an overhead light. The insulation around the wiring had been removed, allegedly by the defendant.
Boudreaux suffered a ruptured disc because of the accident and is still undergoing treatment.
The lawsuit accuse Conrad Industries of negligence and states that the company failed to provide a safe place to work, failed to inspect the electrical wiring on the vessel, failed to repair existing wiring after damaging it, and failed to coordinate the repair work occurring on the ship so that the electrical wiring was repaired prior to the installation of insulation.
Boudreaux is seeking damages for his physical impairment, pain, suffering, mental anguish, medical expenses, loss of income and pre- and post-judgment interest.