Monongalia couple alleges job site controllers' negligence led to husband's injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 12, 2018

MOUNDSVILLE — A Monongalia couple is suing loadout facility operators, alleging negligence led to injuries to the husband.

Howard L. Wilson and Tara P. Wilson filed a complaint in Marshall Circuit Court against Lincoln Contracting & Equipment Co. Inc., Marshall County Coal Company, Anderson Excavating LLC et al, alleging failure to provide a reasonably safe place to work.

According to the complaint, on May 16, 2016, Howard L. Wilson, a truck driver, was unloading grave at the defendants' Marshall County River loadout facility. The suit says a 69,000-volt overhead power line caused electricity to flow into his truck and through his body, causing the truck's tire to explode and strike the plaintiff. 

The suit says Wilson sustained traumatic injuries to his brain, neck, back and various parts of his body. The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to provide proper training and supervision.

The Wilsons seek trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, and all other general and specific relief. They are represented by attorneys John R. Angoti and David J. Straface of Angotti & Straface LC in Morgantown.

Marshall Circuit Court case number 18-C-92

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