Dunbar man sues 25 companies for asbestos exposure

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A Dunbar man is suing 25 companies for exposing him to asbestos and causing his lung cancer.

On Oct 28, 2009, Norris Gene Keeling was diagnosed with lunch cancer, according to a complaint filed March 18 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Keeling claims he was exposed to asbestos products of the defendants while working at various job sites over many years.

The defendants are being sued for negligence, contaminated buildings, breach of expressed/implied warranty, strict liability, intentional tort, conspiracy, misrepresentations and post-sale duty to warn, according to the suit.

Keeling is seeking a trial by jury to resolve all issues in his asbestos-related case. He is being represented by Victoria Antion and Cindy J. Kiblinger.

The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.

The 25 companies named as defendants in the suit are A.W. Chesterton; Buffalo Pumps, Inc.; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Crane Co.; Dravo Corporation; Flowserve FSD Corporation; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; Gardner Denver, Inc.; Garlock, Inc.; General Electric Company; Goulds Pumps; Honeywell International, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; ITT Corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Nagle Pumps, Inc.; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; United States Steel Corporation; Rapid American Corporation; Riley Power, Inc.; Rockwell Automations, Inc.; Viacom, Inc.; and Vimasco Corporation.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-519

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