HUNTINGTON – An Ohio man who was burned while working at a Huntington alloy plant alleges unsafe working conditions caused the injuries.
Josh L. Dillon filed a complaint Sept. 4 in Cabell Circuit Court against Caledonian Alloys Inc. and Huntington Alloys Corp., doing business as Special Metals Corp. alleging deliberate intent.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 26, 2016, he was sprayed with hot liquid while cleaning a filter basket, causing second-degree burns. He alleges his supervisor instructed him to clean it knowing that the plaintiff did not have a face shield or chemical-resistant coveralls.
The plaintiff holds Caledonian Alloys. Inc. and Huntington Alloys Corp. responsible because the defendants allegedly exposed the plaintiff to at least five specific unsafe working conditions, including a failure to conduct the training necessary to clean the filter basket.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages, benefits and damages, all medical expenses, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Neil R. Bouchillon and Amy C. Crossan of Bouchillon, Crossan & Colburn LC in Huntington. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Christopher D. Chiles.
Cabell County Circuit Court case number 17-C-512