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Published on May 20, 2024
Injured Houston Cement Worker Sues Over Alleged Negligence in Fatal Crane CollapseSource: Unsplash/ Mayer Tawfik

A cement worker grievously injured in a crane collapse at Sesco Cement's plant during Houston's fatal windstorm has lawyered up and is suing over claims of negligence, according to reports. Crosby Ware, who was injured last Thursday when the crane fell amidst high winds, is accusing multiple companies of ignoring storm warnings and failing to halt operations, thereby endangering workers' lives.

Click2Houston reported that Ware's suit targets Sesco Cement, ASI Industrial, Lampson International, and McRay Crane & Rigging for the incident that not only left him with serious head, neck, and back injuries but also claimed the life of a coworker. The legal action was taken by Kherkher Garcia, LLP, alleging that despite clear warnings from the National Weather Service about the impending storm, the defendants continued their work with a blatant disregard for safety.

In a statement obtained by Click2Houston, Kevin Haynes, partner at Kherkher Garcia, stated, “It is beyond despicable that the defendants took no actions to provide a safe work environment with catastrophic results for Mr. Ware and his family, whose lives have been altered forever due to the gross negligence of these parties.

Haynes criticized companies involved, according to Fox26Houston, by adding, "The reckless and careless actions of these companies took place in weather conditions that required an immediate halt to crane operations, but these companies decided the storm wasn’t dangerous enough to temporarily pause their pursuit of profits.  Mr. Ware will require extensive recovery and medical treatment thanks to the preventable actions and inactions of these companies. We are determined to aggressively fight for our client and ensure that all wrongdoers are held accountable and recover maximum damages." The aim of the lawsuit is not just to recover damages for Mr. Ware's medical needs and recovery, but also to hold the companies accountable for their alleged disregard for worker safety.