Laborer blames contractor after equipment collapse

By Matt Russell | May 23, 2014

CHARLESTON -- A married couple is suing after the husband was injured while on a job site.

Glenn Fultz and Constance Fultz filed a lawsuit May 6 in Kanawha Circuit Court against B&F Contracting Inc., Northern Management Services Inc. and B. Armstrong Electrical Services Inc.

According to the complaint on May 14, 2013, Glenn Fultz, while employed as a laborer by B&F Contracting, was delivering concrete to a work site when metal grating at the site collapsed.

The resulting collapse caused Glenn Fultz to fall 14 feet onto the ground before the grating collapsed on top of him, according to the complaint. The plaintiff suffered a spinal fracture as a result of the accident, according to the complaint.

As a result of the accident, Glenn was forced to undergo serious and extensive major surgery and medical care, suffered permanent loss of earning capacity, severe emotional distress and permanent physical and vocational impairment, among other claims.

Glenn Fultz is accusing B&F Contracting of not maintaining a safe work environment. He is naming Northern Management Services and B. Armstrong Electrical Services in the suit for failing to properly inspect the site, which led to the accident.

The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory damages and costs.

They are being represented in the case by attorneys Guy R. Bucci and Mark A. Barney of Bucci, Bailey & Javins LC, Aaron L. Harrah of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler PLLC and Christopher J. Heavens of Heavens Law Firm PLLC. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case No. 14-C-844

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