Morgantown woman says employer, individual responsible for injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 19, 2010

MORGANTOWN -- A Morgantown woman is suing Dyno Nobel after she claims the company is responsible for injuries she sustained while working.

On Sept. 24, 2008, Gloria R. Lewis-Moats reported to work at Dyno Nobel wearing the required uniform, which included steel-toed boots, according to a complaint filed Sept. 23 in Monongalia Circuit Court.

Lewis-Moats claims she was instructed by James Moore, her supervisor, to assist him in lifting and carrying 250-pound drill steels by hand. She claims while assisting him, he dropped one of the drill steels, which landed on her left foot.

The defendants had a duty to maintain safe work premises and failed to do so, according to the suit.

Lewis-Moats claims as a result of the defendants' acts, she suffered a severe contusion to her left foot, which resulted in complex regional pain syndrome in the foot.

Lewis-Moats is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is representing herself.

Monongalia Circuit Court case number: 10-C-645

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