Laborer falls off home, sues Camellia Homes for not warning to use care

By David Yates | Jun 30, 2011

Orange County resident William Purkey has filed suit against Camellia Homes, alleging the company should have warned him to exercise extra care while working on top of a roof.

The suit was filed June 23 in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that on July 1, 2009, Purkey was employed by Camellia Homes, working on top of a roof somewhere in Jefferson County when he fell off and injured himself.

The suit does not state how he fell, nor does it give the precise location of the job site.

In his suit, Purkey alleges the defendant should have "warned" him "that this dangerous condition existed which required extra care to be taken."

He also maintains he should have been properly supervised.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Beaumont attorney Adam Terrell of the Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. D190-404

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