Couple sues Huntington Alloys for injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 17, 2012

HUNTINGTON – A man and his wife are suing Huntington Alloys Corporation for injuries sustained from working in an unsafe work environment.

Huntington Alloys Corporation is doing business as Special Metals.

On Aug. 19, 2010, Roger Sturgeon was working as an electrician for Special Metals when he was instructed to work in an unsafe work environment, according to a complaint filed Aug. 17 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Sturgeon claims the defendant had actual knowledge prior to the injury of the existences of the specific unsafe working condition and of the high degree of risk and the strong probability of serious injury or death presented by the unsafe working condition.

The unsafe working condition was a violation of a state or federal safety statute, rule or regulation of a commonly accepted and well-known safety standard, which caused Sturgeon's injuries, according to the suit.

Sturgeon claims the defendant's actions caused him to suffer serious personal injuries; pain and suffering; loss of enjoyment of life; loss of capacity to earn an income and perform household and other related duties; medical expenses; and annoyance, inconvenience, embarrassment and humiliation.

Huntington Alloys acted with deliberate intent to cause and/or expose Sturgeon to dangerous and unsafe conditions, according to the suit.

Sturgeon and his wife, Joyce Sturgeon, are seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. They are being represented by Kenneth P. Hicks.

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

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 12-C-538

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