Man, woman sue after cabinet falls on them

David Yates Apr. 25, 2012, 9:00am


Two Beaumont residents are suing the installers of a cabinet that allegedly became unhinged and fell on them.

Nick Valis and Caesonia Allen filed suit against Commercial Woodcraft, doing business as Milltech, on April 18 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on March 3, 2011, the plaintiffs were in the course and scope of their employment with Baptist Hospital.

When Valis opened a cabinet door that had been installed by Milltech, the cabinet fell on top of him.

Allen attempted to hold the cabinet off of Valis until help arrived. Both were injured in the process, the suit alleges.

The suit states that Milltech negligently installed the cabinet and failed to properly secure it to the wall.

The plaintiffs are suing for their alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Attorney Tom Oxford of the Beaumont law firm Waldman Smallwood represents them.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B192-319

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