DuPont, 38 other companies named in asbestos suit

By Cara Bailey | Jan 10, 2008

CHARLESTON - A man formerly employed by DuPont has filed an asbestos suit against the company and 38 others, claiming they caused him to be exposed to asbestos and asbestos-containing products.

Harold E. Cox filed the suit Dec. 14 in Kanawha Circuit Court against DuPont and the other companies, seeking compensation for his injuries.

According to the suit, Cox worked around asbestos and handled the dangerous mineral as part of his job. As a result, he breathed asbestos and harmful dusts, and developed an asbestos-related disease.

Cox claims the defendants knew of the dangers associated with asbestos, but failed to warn their employees of those dangers, while at the same time, did not provide proper safety equipment.

In the 12-count suit, Cox seeks compensatory and punitive damages for his injuries.

Attorney Cindy K. Kiblinger is representing Cox. The case will be assigned to a visiting judge.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 07-C-2669

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