MORGANTOWN – A Morgantown man is suing West Virginia University Board of Governors after he claims he was forced to work in unsafe conditions that caused him injury.
On Oct. 2, 2013, WVU Board of Governors caused Christopher Waters to perform work in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology Workshop where he was using a table saw, according to a complaint filed in Monongalia Circuit Court.
Waters claims he was ordered to use the table saw without a guard to cut a piece of Teflon plastic.
While he was using the table saw without proper safety measures, he suffered severe, disabling and disfiguring personal injuries, according to the suit.
Waters claims the defendant was aware that the proper safety precautions were not being utilized and that its employees were working in the absence of such precautions.
The defendant was aware of the high degree of risk and the strong probability of serious injury or death that such unsafe working conditions presented, according to the suit.
Waters claims he was forced to seek medical treatment, incur medical expenses, pain and suffering, aggravation, inconvenience, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of ability to function, loss of future wages and other expenses.
Waters is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by M. Eric Frankovitch of Frankovitch, Anetakis, Colantonio & Simon.
Monongalia Circuit Court case number: 15-C-592