CHARLESTON – A man is suing Mullins Home Repair after he claims he was injured while working.
Forrest Mullins is doing business as Mullins Home Repair.
On Sept. 16, David W. Rall was working on a metal roof when it began to rain, according to a complaint filed March 3 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Rall claims the defendant had not brought safety harnesses to the job site and, despite this failure, ordered him to complete the work on the metal roof.
As a result, Rall slipped off the wet roof and fell to the ground and was severely and permanently injured, according to the suit.
Rall claims during his employment, the defendant never provided proper and/or legally sufficient training concerning the proper and safe methods of performing work on the roofs of buildings.
The defendant required Rall to work in a hazardous condition in contravention of specific and commonly accepted safety standards applicable to the defendant's industry, according to the suit.
Rall claims the defendant violated West Virginia code by allowing him to work in an unsafe working condition.
The defendant owed a duty to Rall to provide him with training concerning the proper methods to utilize when working on roofs of buildings, and breached that duty by failing to provide him with necessary and required training, according to the suit.
Rall is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by Robert H. Miller II of Romano & Associates PLLC.
The case is assigned to Circuit Judge James C. Stucky.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 15-C-441