Widow of Lincoln plumber killed in partial building collapse files lawsuit

The widow of a Lincoln plumber killed when part of the ceiling of a building he was working in collapse has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. 
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The widow of a Lincoln plumber killed when part of the ceiling of a building he was working in collapse has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Forty-year-old Ryan Kizzier, who owned Lincoln Plumbing, was working at the at the Nebraska Animal Medical Center on July 15 when part of the ceiling collapsed, pinning him.

Emergency crews responding to the scene were able to free Kizzier, who later died at a Lincoln hospital.

The lawsuit alleges the defendant, Forney Animal Center, LLC, hazardously overloaded the area above the ceiling of its first-floor dog kennels with heavy shelving and storage. It also alleges sometime before July 15 a pipe near the ceiling broke causing the ceiling to sag, and that the company was “advised structural changes in the first-floor kennels were necessary” in order for repairs to be safely made.

The lawsuit states the defendant created the “conditions and hazards” that resulted in Kizzier’s death, and alleges it “failed to use reasonable care to protect” Kizzier.

The lawsuit seeks damages for medical and funeral expenses.

 

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