The lawsuit in Third District Court has been filed by county resident Kevin Kane, who is naming the city and up to five John Does.
The suit says that in mid-January, before the 2017 Sundance Festival, Kane was working on the east side of the PC Marc Building, on his hands and knees digging into the snow, when chunks of ice and snow dislodged and fell from the roof on top of him.
The filing says Kane suffered a traumatic brain injury, and lacerations to the back of his head and neck, right hand and wrist.
The suit says the roof was poorly designed, constructed or maintained, and didn’t have sufficient snow guards or melts, making it unsafe and dangerous for people below.
When contacted by KPCW, a representative of the city attorney’s office said they do not comment on pending litigation.