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Wyoming Co. man blames school board for injuries

By Robbie Hargett | Dec 14, 2015


PINEVILLE – A Wyoming County man is suing the county's school board over injuries he claims he sustained while working on a construction project because of the school's negligence.

Dakota James Hood filed a lawsuit Nov. 18 in Wyoming Circuit Court against Wyoming County Board of Education, alleging negligence.

Hood was a student in a building construction course at the Wyoming County Career and Technical School. On Nov. 18, 2013, the suit states, Hood was working from scaffolding during the construction of a modular house, when he fell from the scaffolding and landed on the paved asphalt parking lot.

The suit states the defendant was negligent in failing to ensure a safe work environment. Hood was not required to use any safety equipment, including a safety harness or hard hat, while working on his project, according to the suit.

As a result, Hood suffered significant personal injuries, for which he has incurred medical expenses. He also has sustained physical pain and suffering, physical impairment and disfigurement, loss of wages and benefits, loss of earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, and annoyance and inconvenience.

Hood seeks economic and non-economic damages, general and compensatory damages, interests, attorney fees, and court costs.

Hood is representing himself. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Warren R. McGraw.

Wyoming Circuit Court Case number 15-C-218

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