Woman says husband's electrical shock at work led to death

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 15, 2012

HUNTINGTON -- A woman is suing Tri-State Plating & Polishing after her husband received an electrical shock at work that she claims led to his death.

Forte Staffing, Inc., was also named as a defendant in the suit.

On June 23, 2011, Joseph W. Jackson, who was employed by Forte, was working on Tri-State's property when he received an electrical shock, according to a complaint filed Jan. 25 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Kelly Jackson claims the electrical shock resulted in his death on July 9, 2011.

The defendants are responsible for Joseph Jackson's wrongful death, according to the suit.

Kelly Jackson claims the defendant's actions were reckless, wanton and negligent and in disregard for the safety of others.

The defendants caused Joseph Jackson to suffer extreme pain, suffering and mental anguish prior to his death, according to the suit.

Kelly Jackson is seeking compensatory damages. She is being represented by Bert Ketchum.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge David M. Pancake.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 12-C-59

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