Injured pipefitters claim driver had known seizure disorder

Andrea Dearden Sep. 29, 2011, 4:18am

Two pipefitters working at a Madison County refinery claim they were run over by a man with a known history of seizures.

Thomas J. Haynes and Jerry Rosen filed a lawsuit Sept. 16 in Madison County Circuit Court against Conoco-Phillips.

According to the complaint, Haynes and Rosen were helping renovate a Conoco-Phillips refinery in Hartford in August 2009. The pipefitters were working when an out-of-control, speeding truck hit them, according to the suit.

The men claim the truck, owned byConoco-Phillips, was being driven by Russell Barnett. Haynes and Rosen allege Barnett suffered from a seizure disorder -- something they say should have been known by his employer, Conoco-Phillips.

Haynes and Rosen accuse Conoco-Phillips of negligence and ask for more than $100,000 in damages for medical expenses, lost wages and court fees.

Attorney Brad Badgley, of Bellevillem, is representing Haynes and Rosen.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 11-L-930.

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