Cy-Fair company sued over worker's death in Brazil
A Cy-Fair company is being sued by the estate of a Scottish employee who was killed in an automobile accident while working in Brazil.
Lynsey Melvin filed a lawsuit, on behalf of the estate of Michael McPake, on Dec. 2 in the Harris County District Court against Oceaneering International and Marine Production System Do Brazil LTDA, alleging negligence.
The plaintiff says that on Dec. 5, 2009, McPake was killed in a car accident while working within the scope of his employment in Brazil as a pipeline ultrasound inspector for Oceaneering International.
The plaintiff is seeking compensatory damages, as well as court costs.
The estate is being represented by Houston attorney Robert Chaffin.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2010-78888.
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