Mom Of Teen Killed By Filing Cabinet Sues Doctor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Point Pleasant, W.Va. (AP) -- A woman whose daughter was killed when a filing cabinet fell on her is suing the victim's employer.

Lawyers for Lori McCoy filed the wrongful death lawsuit in Mason County Circuit Court.

It names Dr. John A Wade Jr., president of the state board of medicine, his private practice and Steelcase Inc., the cabinet's manufacturer.

Point Pleasant police say McCoy's 17-year-old daughter, Andrya Lynn Jordan, was filing papers in a storage building when the five-drawer cabinet fell in November 2006.

Emergency personnel found Jordan pinned between the cabinet and a jeep.

The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, accuses wade of failing to provide a safe and non-hazardous work environment.

Calls to Steelcase and an attorney for wade weren't immediately returned Tuesday.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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