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Former Arcelormittal-Weirton employee seeks damages following injury on the worksite


By Kyla Asbury | Aug 14, 2019

NEW CUMBERLAND — A Follansbee man is suing Arcelormittal-Weirton LLC and Arcelormittal USA LLC for alleged work-related injuries.

According to a lawsuit filed in Hancock Circuit Court, Richard Kimball was an employee at a tin plate finishing plant in Weirton on July 16, 2017, when he fell due to an defective walkway and was injured.

Kimball claims the defendants had a duty to keep the work area safe and failed to do so. He claims the defendants violated the federal safety rules and West Virginia law.

The defendants were negligent and careless in failing to fix the defective walkway that caused the plaintiff's injuries, according to the suit.

Kimball is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is represented by Michael Simon and Kevin MPearl of Frankovitch, Anetakis, Simon, DeCapio & Pearl.

The case has been assigned to Judge Ronald Wilson.

Hancock Circuit Court case number 19-C-68

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