Mudhopper employee says he was injured on the job

By Matt Russell | Dec 12, 2013


WHEELING - A factory worker is suing after he was allegedly injured replacing equipment.

David G. Young filed a lawsuit Dec. 2 in the Ohio County Circuit Court against Mudhopper Oilfield Services Inc., Whipstock Natural Gas Services LLC and unknown employees of Whipstock.

Young was employed as a general laborer for defendant Mudhopper, according to the complaint. On Dec. 11, 2011, a 45-degree elbow in the subject high pressure line became damaged or otherwise defective and needed to be replaced.

After the plaintiff and his co-worker replaced the 900-pound part, manufactured by Whipstock, the valve and/or seal failed, blowing out the high-pressure line at the subject elbow, he says.

As a result, the plaintiff was knocked backward with great force, causing him to suffer serious and permanent injuries to his neck and back, he says.

Young is seeking damages including compensation for past and future medical expenses, loss of household services and lost wages. He is being represented in the case by attorney T. Keith Gould of The Miley Legal Group.

Circuit Court of Ohio County Civil Action No. 13-C-407

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