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Wayne County man injured by piece of metal roofing while pumping gas files suit against station's owners

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By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2019

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HUNTINGTON – A Wayne County man who was injured when a piece of metal fell from the roof when he was pumping gas at a Wheeler and Clevenger-owned station has filed suit. 

Bruce Watts filed a complaint in Wayne Circuit Court against Wheeler and Clevenger Oil Co., doing business as Sunoco Gas Station; Wheeler and Clevenger Oil Co., doing business as both Clark's Pump-N-Stop and Wayne Pump-N-Stop; Premier Management Co. and John Doe defendants alleging negligence. 

Watts alleges he was pumping gas at a station in Wayne owned by the defendants on Nov. 9, 2017, near where repairs/improvements were going on when a piece of the metal roof fell and struck him. The plaintiff alleges the defendants breached their duty to restrict access to the pumps during the repairs.

Watts seeks monetary damages, interests and trial by jury. He is represented by Jason Leasure and Matthew Oliver of The Vital & Vital Law Firm LC in Huntington. 

Wayne Circuit Court case number CC-50-2019-C-123

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