- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 17, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The city of Charleston and a flooring company are named in lawsuits by two people who say they fell and injured themselves at the Charleston Civic Center.

Logan County commissioner Willie D. Akers says he fell and broke his neck in February 2013 when he fell over an unmarked step near the edge of the basketball court. He said he struck his head and face as a result of the fall.

Susie N. Deskins claims in a separate lawsuit she fell on the same unmarked steps in December. The cheerleading coach at Tug Valley High School in Mingo County said she spent nine days in the hospital following her fall.

The Charleston Gazette (https://bit.ly/1Fk1nzF ) reports that Akers and Deskins are suing for medical expenses, among other things.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette, https://www.wvgazette.com

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