A personal injury lawsuit has been filed against WWE, NEP Broadcasting, Screenworks LLC, Event Services Inc. (ESI), Sharpshooters LP and Neil Broome in the United States District Court of Washington on 11/15 reports PWInsider.com.

Shane Hawley claims that while working at a 2/14/09 WWE television taping in Seattle at the Key ARena as an “employee of the city of Seattle”, Broome showed negligence while working at an elevated location in the venue and dropped a piece of metal causing the object to fall 40-50 feet and strike Hawley “causing serious personal injury.”

WWE and the other defendants have yet to respond.