Man loses fingers in work accident, sues Cy-Fair area contractor
A man is suing after his three middle fingers were severed while using a table saw without a blade guard.
Kevin Hooper and his family filed a lawsuit on Nov. 18 in the Harris County District Court against Gabriel Soliz, a subcontractor for a window installation company in Tomball, alleging negligence.
Hooper says that while installing new windows on Nov. 2, 2010, Soliz asked him to use a table saw to cut trim. According to the brief, a safety device, called the blade guard, had been removed from the table saw by the defendant. A small piece of trim got caught in the spinning blade of the table saw, forcing Hooper's left hand into the blade, which resulted in the amputation of his three middle fingers.
Hooper is seeking $1 million and court costs.
He is being represented in the case by Katy attorney Ken Ward.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2010-76361.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.