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Ohio man sues after being hurt working at John Amos plant

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 18, 2011

WINFIELD – An Ohio man is seeking compensation after being injured while working at a Putnam County power plant.

Joshua D. Weaver of Racine, Ohio, filed his complaint Jan. 4 in Putnam Circuit Court. He lists Enerfab Inc. and American Electric Power Company Inc. as defendants.

Weaver was working at AEP's John Amos Power Plant on Jan. 8, 2009, as an employee of American Refractory Company LLC when he was struck by a falling piece of steel. He says Enerfab and AEP are responsible for his injuries.

He says he suffered serious, permanent, physical and emotional injury and disability. He also says he continues to suffer and will continue to suffer in the future physical pain, serious emotional distress and mental anguish. He also says he has suffered and will continue to suffer a serious loss of enjoyment of life as well as annoyance, aggravation and inconvenience.

He also says he will suffer and continue to suffer a substantial loss of income and capacity to earn income. He also says he has incurred and will continue to incur substantial financial responsibility and liability for the cost of services provided by physicians and other health care providers.

He seeks joint and several compensatory damages, interest, court costs, attorney fees and other relief.

Weaver is being represented by Winfield attorney Franklin L. Gritt Jr. The case has been assigned to Judge O.C. "Hobby" Spaudling.

Putnam Circuit Court case number: 11-C-1

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