Cross Lanes man sues Cabot for injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 23, 2011

CHARLESTON -- A Cross Lanes man is suing Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation after he was injured while working.

GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation and Roger Dial, an employee of GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation were also named as defendants in the suit.

On May 21, 2009, Denver Milam was tripping out a well using a rig that was owned by Cabot, according to a complaint filed May 19 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Milam claims the defendants failed to train him, which violated the Occupational Health and Safety Administration rules and regulations.

The defendants failed to maintain the drilling rig in a safe and suitable condition, which caused Milam's injuries, according to the suit.

Milam claims the defendants were negligent in allowing the Speedster 185 drilling rig to be operated in a dangerous condition.

The defendants' actions exposed Milam to a specific unsafe working condition that presented a high degree of risk and strong probability of serious injury, according to the suit.

Milam is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by William M. Tiano.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-825

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