Seeing a story like this doesn't just make us frustrated...it makes us angry.
A Kanawha County couple is suing a construction company in a dispute surrounding injuries the husband allegedly suffered working on a bridge construction project.
Ricky and Nancy Mullins filed a lawsuit on Feb. 3 in Logan Circuit Court against Triton Construction Inc., alleging personal injury liability and safety violations.
According to the complaint, Ricky Mullins worked as a truck driver, general laborer and heavy equipment operator for Triton. He was operating a truck on a steep incline under his foreman's supervision on Aug. 26, 2014 when he lost control of the vehicle. As a result of the crash, the suit says Mullins suffered two broken ribs, neck and lower back injuries, a broken ankle, and injuries to his chest wall and right hip.
Mullins claims Triton knowingly allowed him to operate the truck without an installed seatbelt, violating industry safety rules.
This is inexcusable. How negligent can an employer be? Having hard-working employees driving trucks around while knowing full-well that the seat belts are missing? Inexcusable.
This employee deserves his full & rightful compensation.
Unfortunately, the fact that employers knowingly put their employees in harm's way occurs far too often. We hear so many times from our clients about issues at the workplace/construction site, where the employer knew that piece of equipment was malfunctioning, but still allowed their workers to continue to use it.
If you've been injured while on the job...do 2 things...report it...and then call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485. We will fight vigorously to ensure you get you your full and rightful compensation!