CLARKSBURG — A widow is suing a parts manufacturer, alleging that a malfunctioning mantrip caused the death of her husband.
Crystal R. Taylor, individually and as administratrix of the estate of Ronald R. Taylor, filed a complaint in the Northern District of West Virginia against Wallace Auto Parts & Services Inc.
The suit states the plaintiff was employed as a shuttle car operator. The plaintiff was completing his shift on June 4, 2018 and was leaving for the surface of the Morgan Camp mine when the mantrip allegedly malfunctioned, and a screw jack struck the plaintiff in the head, resulting in injuries to the plaintiff. The plaintiff was caused to bleed severely and was taken to the hospital, were he was pronounced dead on June 5, 2018.
The defendant is accused of product liability, breach of express and implied warranty, negligence, and loss of consortium.
The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Timothy Bailey of Bailey, Javins & Carter LC in Charleston.
The case has been assigned to Judge Thomas Kleeh.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia case number 2:19-CV-27