Logan man alleges skin cancer, lung disease caused by exposure during reclamation jobs

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 25, 2017

LOGAN – A Logan couple alleges that the husband has developed medical conditions as a result to exposure during reclamation work for coal companies.

Jack D. Parsley and Vicki L. Parsley filed a complaint Aug. 31 in Logan Circuit Court against Blackhawk Mining LLC, Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund Inc., ERP Compliant Fuels LLC, Laurel Coal Corp. and Dennis Wellman alleging premises liability and loss of consortium.

According to the complaint, Jack D. Parsley was employed by Environmental Excavating and did reclamation work for several coal mining companies. He alleges that during his employment, he was exposed to polyacrylamide flocculant and coal dust, which caused him to develop skin cancer and chronic interstitial fibrotic lung disease. 

The plaintiffs holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly allowed Jack D. Parsley to be exposed to hazardous elements and failed to provide a reasonably safe place to work.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensatory damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by R. Dean Hartley and Mark R. Staun of Hartley Law Group PLLC in Wheeling. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Joshua Butcher.

Logan Circuit Court case number 17-C-246-B

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