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Woman alleges unsecured box at Pipestem State Park tram caused fall, fractured ankle


By Carrie Bradon | Jun 26, 2019

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington couple alleges the wife fractured her ankle in a fall from a tram car at Pipestem State Park.

Tiffany Alvey and Jeremy Alvey filed a complaint in Cabell Circuit Court against The West Virginia Department of Commerce, Division of Natural Resources alleging negligence.

The suit states on Sept. 2, 2018, Tiffany Alvey was attempting to exit a tram car at the Pipestem State Park in Pipestem and stepped onto an unsecured wooden box with no handrails. The suit states the box slid and caused her to fall, fracturing an ankle.

The plaintiffs allege the defendant failed to provide a safe means of egress from the tramway cars at the park.

The plaintiffs are seeking a trial by jury, all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiffs are represented by Paul E. Biser of Fredeking & Biser Law Offices in Huntington.

The case has been assigned to Judge Christopher Chiles.

Cabell Circuit Court case number 19-C-214

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