CHARLESTON — A former employee has filed suit against a major home improvement store, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.
Christopher W. Runyan filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Lowes Corp., alleging that the employer failed to exercise standard care.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 2 while he was at work and in the course of his duties for the defendant, the ladder he was pushing caught a loosely attached metal pipe that fell down from the ceiling and struck his head, rendering him unconscious and causing severe injuries, including post-concussion syndrome, injuries to his teeth and jaw, and causing his inability to return to work.
The plaintiff holds Lowes Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to inspect/maintain safe premises and failed to act upon a safety hazard such as the loose metal pipe.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks for the complaint to be filed and served upon the defendant, general and special damages, and further relief as the court deems fit. He is represented by Walton S. Shepherd III, attorney-at-law, in Sissonville.
Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 16-c-730