Benjamin L. Mullens vs. Independence Coal Co., Inc. and Massey Energy Co.
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III, G. Patrick Jacobs; J- William S. Thompson
* Mullens' personal injury suit alleges coal companies exposed him to unsafe conditions while working in a coal feeder dump truck "under a rock wall without shield protection" in violation of state or federal safety regulations. He says rocks from above broke loose in June 2009 while he was doing his job and caused serious head and facial injuries that required expenditures of large sums of money for medical and hospital treatment, both past and future. Mullens elaborated he was doing contract work for Massey Energy, owner of the property mined by Independence Coal. He seeks jury judgment jointly and severally to set compensatory damages and award court costs, attorney fees and any other relief the court finds equitable.
Case number: 11-C-114