CLARKSBURG – A man is suing Indianhead Pipeline Services after he claims he was injured while performing work duties.
Precision Pipeline was also named as a defendant in the suit.
On Sept. 19, 2015, Kris S. Kiser was performing work duties, when he was subjected to hazardous, unsafe and dangerous conditions that caused him to be seriously injured when an overweight Morooka slipped off an edge and rolled over multiple times to the bottom of a mountain 110 feet below, according to a complaint filed Sept. 19 in Harrison Circuit Court and removed to federal court on Oct. 16.
Kiser claims he was asked to run the overweight Morooka in an improperly graded area and without enough room for two Morookas to operate, pass or travel the right-of-way instructed by Indianhead.
The access road and working conditions were created, maintained and in the direct control of Indian and Precision, according to the suit.
Kiser claims the defendants owed to him the duty to exercise reasonable care in providing a safe work area and environment to perform work activities.
The defendants’ actions caused Kiser to suffer serious personal injuries; pain and suffering; loss of enjoyment of life; loss of capacity to earn an income; and medical expenses, according to the suit.
Kiser is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Indianhead is represented by Wendy E. Greve of Pullin Fowler Flanagan Brown & Poe.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia case number: 1:17-cv-00174