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Workers' Compensation Lawsuit Filed By Injured Forklift Operator

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A Texas warehouse employee who was injured while operating a forklift at his place of employment has filed a workers’ compensation lawsuit against his employer, Akrotex Warehouse, Inc.

According to the plaintiff’s original petition, Akrotex is negligent because it failed to examine the warehouse rack beam heights to ensure the forklift could be operated safely and failed to provide a forklift that included vertical framing or rear posts on the corners of the machine to protect the plaintiff from horizontal components entering the forklift’s operator compartment.

In addition, the suit says the warehouse failed to maintain a safe work environment, to provide bottom shelves or bumper rails, to consider the use of other equipment and to provide Busby with proper training.

The employee who suffered the on-the-job injury, Cecil Busby Jr., is seeking monetary damages for medical expenses, disfigurement and pain and suffering, among other claims.