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Mountaineer Buildings sued by customer after he was allegedly injured by flying piece of wood

State Court

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 23, 2019

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CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County man alleges that he was injured by a flying piece of wood while attempting to purchase a trailer at a Cross Lanes location.

Jerry Withrow filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Mountaineer Buildings LLC, Goff Mountain Holdings LLC, Mountaineer Buildings of Kentucky and John Doe Entities 1-3 and John Doe driver alleging negligence.

The suit states that the plaintiff was at the defendants' premises at 414 Goff Mountain Road, Cross Lanes to purchase a trailer on March 18, 2016, when he was injured. The plaintiff alleges John Doe driver was reversing a vehicle and backed over an unsecured wooden board, causing it to be propelled into the air and striking him.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to keep the area free of debris and failed to properly train their employees to safely operate equipment and machinery. 

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Scott G. Stapleton and Matthew P. Stapleton of Stapleton Law Offices in Huntington.

The case has been assigned to Judge Louis Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-860

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