Man blames Loomis Armored for work injuries
Kyla Asbury Sep. 10, 2012, 6:35am
CHARLESTON -- A man is suing Loomis Armored US, LLC after he claims he was injured while performing his work duties.
Loomis Armored US is doing business as Loomis, Fargo & Co.
Mike Young, an employee of Loomis, was also named as a defendant in the suit.
On Aug. 12, 2010, Shawn Sexton was performing his job duties as a coin clerk at the defendants' Bream Street location, according to a complaint filed Aug. 9 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Sexton claims while operating a hand-truck, his left foot was run over and his supervisors, including Young, sequestered him and directed him to fill out paperwork representing that he had been trained in hand-truck operation safety and to back-date the paperwork.
Prior to the incident, Sexton had requested training from the defendants regarding the safe operation of the hand-truck and the defendants refused to provide the requested training and hastily told Sexton how to operate the hand-truck, according to the suit.
Sexton claims the defendants' directives regarding how to operate the hand-truck were deficient and not in accord with state and federal safety statutes/rules/regulations.
As a result of the defendants' conscious, deliberate and intentional acts in violation of West Virginia code, Sexton suffered serious and permanently disabling injuries, according to the suit.
Sexton is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by Jonathan R. Mani.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Carrie Webster.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-1593