Worker injured on construction project alleges Triton violated safety standards

By Robert Hadley | Feb 11, 2016

LOGAN — A Kanawha County couple is suing a construction company in a dispute surrounding injuries the husband allegedly suffered working on a bridge construction project.

Ricky and Nancy Mullins filed a lawsuit on Feb. 3 in Logan Circuit Court against Triton Construction Inc., alleging personal injury liability and safety violations.

According to the complaint, Ricky Mullins worked as a truck driver, general laborer and heavy equipment operator for Triton. He was operating a truck on a steep incline under his foreman’s supervision on Aug. 26, 2014 when he lost control of the vehicle. As a result of the crash, the suit says Mullins suffered two broken ribs, neck and lower back injuries, a broken ankle, and injuries to his chest wall and right hip.

Mullins claims Triton knowingly allowed him to operate the truck without an installed seatbelt, violating industry safety rules.

The plaintiffs seek a jury trial and compensation for Mullins’ disability, permanent injury, lost wages, lost consortium and other damages. They are represented by attorney Kevin P. Davis of Charleston.

Judge William Douglas Witten is assigned to the case.

Logan Circuit Court Case number 16-C-24

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