Woman sues Ingram Micro, claims slip caused husband's death

By Lacey McLaughlin | Jul 14, 2015

HARRISBURG - A Bucks County woman is suing an electronics distribution company over a slip and fall that allegedly resulted in her husband’s death.

Kathleen Smith filed a lawsuit July 1 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Ingram Micro Inc., citing negligence.

According to the filing, Richard Smith was doing business with the company on Feb. 17 when he slipped and fell on a patch of ice while unloading a trailer at the company’s distribution center in Jonestown.

Smith was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital shortly after the incident. The plaintiff alleges that her husband’s death resulted from the company’s negligence and failure to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition.

The plaintiff is seeking a judgment in her favor for damages in excess of $150,000 in compensatory damages, court costs and other related fees. She is represented by Newtown attorney Christopher Brill.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania case number 1:15-cv-01301-SHR.

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