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Construction worker seeks more than $1 million from Sumner Homes and Remodeling after fall from roof


By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 15, 2018

BEAUMONT – A construction worker is seeking damages from two companies located in Hardin and Smith counties over allegations after he fell from the roof of a project.

Phillip Sanford filed a complaint on Sept. 13 in the Jefferson County District Court against Sumner Homes and Remodeling, David Sumner and Nance Building Construction alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 10, he was in the course and scope of his employment with Sumner Homes and Remodeling building a multi-story structure in Beaumont when he fell from the roof. He alleges he sustained severe and disabling injuries resulting in medical bills, loss of earnings, pain, mental anguish and physical impairment and disfigurement as a result of the fall.

The plaintiff holds Sumner Homes and Remodeling, Sumner and Nance Building Construction responsible because Sumner Homes and Remodeling allegedly failed to provide safe and adequate tools, assistance, instructions and supervision to perform job duties and failed to provide adequate warning of the dangerous condition and Nance Building Construction allegedly failed to perform certain duties and obligations.

The plaintiff seeks monetary relief of more than $1 million and such other and further relief to which plaintiff may be justly entitled. He is represented by B. Adam Terrell of Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell LLP in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court case number B-202421

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