Brooke Co. man sues Ball Corporation for hand injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 15, 2015

WHEELING – A Brooke County man is suing Ball Corporation after he claims he sustained injuries to his hand during his employment.

Ball Metal Food Container LLC; Coil Systems of Illinois Inc.; Littell LLC; Littell Sales & Marketing Inc.; and 1211 Tower Road Inc. were also named as defendants in the suit.

Randy Urso was a coil line operator for Ball and worked in its Weirton facility, according to a complaint filed Nov. 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

Urso claims on Feb. 9, 2014, he was performing his job duties when he sustained massive injuries due to the defendants’ negligence when his right hand was pulled into a non-guarded Little Straightener Roller.

The defendants failed to provide Urso with a safe place in which to work; failed to provide him with tools, implements and equipment that were safe, properly designed and in good working order; failed to properly train him; and violated federal and state safety regulations and laws, according to the suit.

Urso sustained pain and suffering; loss of income; medical expenses; impairment of earning capacity; permanent disfigurement and scarring; and loss of enjoyment of life.

Urso is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by Patrick Maroney of Maroney, Williams, Weaver & Pancake PLLC.

The case is assigned to District Judge John Preston Bailey.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia case number: 5:15-cv-00144

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