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Auto salvage worker claims his employer dropped a car on him


By Carrie Bradon | Apr 19, 2019

CHARLESTON — An auto salvage worker is suing his employer, alleging he was injured when a car was dropped on him.

Charles Westfall Jr. filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against J&J Auto Salvage Inc. and Michael Spencer.

The suit states the plaintiff was stripping vehicles on May 4, 2017, removing tires and gas tanks from cars as they were lifted up. The defendant, who was operating a backhoe, allowed the car to fall forward, striking the plaintiff and resulting in severe physical injury.

The defendant is accused of negligence.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by J. Michael Ranson of Ranson Law Offices in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Louis Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-212

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