Carrie Bradon Feb. 9, 2016, 1:09pm


PHILADELPHIA — An employee is suing his former company, alleging negligence for injuries he says he suffered on the job.

Lisandro Ortiz filed a complaint Feb. 1 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Bluff Manufacturing Inc, based in Texas, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Bluff sold, supplied, and/or distributed products and components with which Ortiz worked. On Oct. 16, 2014, the suit says, Ortiz was driving a forklift up a Bluff yard ramp when the ramp collapsed.

The plaintiff alleges the accident caused him severe injuries, including a torn right ACL.

Ortiz seeks damages for more than $150,000, including attorney fees and other court costs. He is represented by attorneys Brandon A. Swartz and Bryan M. Ferris of Swartz Culleton PC in Newtown.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-00511

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