Clay Co. man says he was injured by chainsaw at work

By Whitney Brakken | Feb 26, 2014

CLAY -- A Clay County resident is suing over claims he was seriously injured by a chainsaw.


CLAY -- A Clay County resident is suing over claims he was seriously injured by a chainsaw.


Phillip Stone filed a lawsuit Feb. 18 in Clay Circuit Court against Atlas Railroad Construction LLC, Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and Consol Energy, citing deliberate intent and unsafe workplace.

Stone states on Jan. 11, 2013, he was employed by Atlas Railroad Construction to perform work on Consol Energy property. While using a chainsaw to clear debris, the chainsaw came into contact with the plaintiff's left knee, causing serious injuries, according to the complaint.

The plaintiff contends the defendants were negligent for failing to provide proper training, failing to perform a job safety analysis, failing to provide proper personal protective equipment, failing to provide supervision and failing to perform a personal protective equipment hazard assessment.

Stone is seeking an undisclosed amount of damages, including costs and fees.

The plaintiff is being represented in the case by Charleston attorneys Brett J. Preston and Dan R. Snuffer of Preston & Salango PLLC.

Clay Circuit Court case number 14-C-8

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