MOUNDSVILLE – Employees of Chapman Corp. and their families have filed suit against the owners of a Marshall County facility after they were injured while working there.

Kevin Kendzerski, Kevin Hileman, Craig Yoho, et al. filed a complaint in Marshall Circuit Court against Axial Corp., Eagle Natrium LLC, et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Dec. 15, 2015, they were working in the Powerhouse at the defendants' Natrium facility when an explosion occurred. They allege they sustained severe and extreme injuries and damages that resulted in pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of capacity to enjoy life, loss wages and benefits and medical expenses. 

The plaintiffs holds Axial Corp., Eagle Natrium LLC, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly breached their duties to ensure plaintiffs' safety by failing to provide a safe place to work, by failing to appropriately maintain their equipment and by failing to provide appropriate protective equipment.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensatory and punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, and all other relief that are just and proper. They are represented by Patrick S. Casey and Sandra M. Chapman of Casey & Chapman PLLC in Wheeling and Shane M. Mallett of Mallett Law Offices in Wheeling. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jeffrey Cramer.

Marshall Circuit Court case number 17-C-256

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