EAST ST. LOUIS — A deck hand claims he was injured when the vessel's rear computer cooler struck him.
Christopher Bryan filed a complaint on Feb. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Inland Marine Services, Inc., alleging the vessel operator failed to provide a seaworthy vessel.
According to the complaint, Bryan alleges that on Oct. 2, 2014, he was employed as a deck hand on the Cindy L, working under the direction and control of Inland Marine Services. He claims the gallery area of the vessel's rear computer cooler struck him and forced him onto a counter top.
As a result, Bryan claims he sustained serious, permanent and disabling injuries and incurred medical expenses and loss of earning.
The plaintiff alleges the vessel's captain failed to keep the Cindy L under proper control and failed to properly secure the computer cooler.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in a sum in excess of $15,000,000 together with costs, prejudgment interest and for such other and further relief as this court deems just, meet and proper.
He is represented by Joseph V. Neill and Reiad M. Khouri of Khouri Law Firm in St. Louis.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:17-cv-00099