Truck driver alleges Dingess Lumber's unsafe worksite caused fall, shoulder injury

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 1, 2019

PHILIPPI – A Randolph County couple alleges that an unsafe worksite in Summersville resulted in the husband's shoulder injury.

Jeff Doyle and Phyllis Doyle filed a complaint in Barbour Circuit Court against Dingess Lumber Co. Inc.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 15, 2017, Jeff Doyle was employed as a truck driver by Done-It LLC hauling lumber for the defendant. The suit states the plaintiff was at a sawmill and lumberyard owned by the defendant near Summersville and fell while retrieving lumber because of a lack of a stable walking surface. He alleges he sustained permanent injuries to his shoulder that required surgery.

The plaintiffs allege the defendant negligently failed to maintain a safe workplace.

The plaintiffs are seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. They are represented by James R. Fox of Fox Law Office in Hurricane.

Barbour Circuit Court case number 19-C-7 

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