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Electrician sues Sam's Club, contractor after suffering injuries from fall off industrial freezer

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By Marian Johns | Nov 15, 2019

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CHARLESTON – An electrician who was injured after falling off an industrial freezer while doing electrical work at a Charleston Sam's Club alleges negligence was the cause of his injuries.

Shannon Presley filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Shine Electrical Group and Sam's Club No. 6457 alleging negligence and negligent entrustment. 

The suit states Presley fell off the freezer while working at the Sam's Club on Dec. 12, 2017, and suffered injuries to his bones, nerves, tissues, vessels, discs in his neck, back and spine. Presley alleges the defendants failed to provide proper safety equipment and removed safety equipment from the job site prior to his accident as well as violated Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards. 

Presley seeks damages, a trial by jury and all other just relief. He is represented by Thomas Hall with The Hall & Copetas Law Firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Tera Salango.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-922

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