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Monday, August 19, 2019

Man claims Tractor Supply Co. forklift driver dropped a safe on him

Lawsuits

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 26, 2019


BLUEFIELD — A man is seeking damages, claiming he was injured when a safe was dropped on him.

Marty Atwell filed a complaint in Mercer Circuit Court against Tractor Supply Co. and Mary Morgan. It later was removed to federal court.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is seeking damages for an incident that took place on Feb. 24, 2017, when the plaintiff was at Tractor Supply Co. at 2955 E. Cumberland Road purchasing a gun safe. Defendant Morgan allegedly drove a forklift toward the plaintiff's truck and dropped the safe negligently, causing it to fall on the plaintiff's lower extremities.

The defendant is accused of negligence.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by E. Taylor George of MacCorkle Lavender in Charleston.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia case number 1:19-CV-00105

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