NEW CUMBERLAND — An Ohio husband and wife are suing a West Virginia piping company, alleging negligence in that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.
William Williams and Nikki Williams filed a complaint Jan. 3 in Hancock Circuit Court against Energy Piping W.V. Inc. of Charleston, Kelly Bradshaw and David Moore, alleging failure to provide a safe place to work.
According to the complaint, on July 8, 2016, William Williams was working for Energy Piping when he was seriously injured. The suit says an improperly restrained load of pipes dropped onto his right foot, leading to severe pain, suffering and lost wages. Nikki Williams alleges lost of consortium.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to properly train and supervise their employees and the work being done and failed to subscribe to and pay workers' compensation coverage.
The Williamses seek trial by jury, judgment in an amount that will adequately compensate William Williams, plus interest, punitive damages and all other just and proper relief. They are represented by Raymond A. Hinerman of Hinerman & Associates in Weirton.
Hancock Circuit Court Case number 17-c-2