PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who lost two fingers of her left hand allegedly in an injection molding machine at a Tastykake factory has sued the entities she believes are responsible for her severe amputation injuries.
Mary Alsip of Wilmington, Del., filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Oct. 10 versus Flowers Foods, Inc. of Thomasville, Ga., and Lincoln Packaging Corporation of Strasburg.
On Oct. 21, 2016, Alsip was working for Tastykake at its location in Oxford and was assigned to work with a Tumbler machine, with component parts that make doughnuts. At that time, Alsip unexpectedly came into contact with an exposed section of chain, causing severe and permanent injuries, including the amputation of the second and third fingers of her left hand, the suit says.
Alsip claims the Tumbler machine was defectively designed, manufactured and sold, lacking proper guards and interlocks to protect the plaintiff’s hands from the subject machinery and failed consumer expectation and risk-benefit tests, leading to her amputation injuries, physical, mental and emotional injuries, scarring and disfigurement.
For counts of strict liability, negligence and breach of express and/or implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for particular purpose, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus interest, costs, delay damages, pre- and post-judgment interest and all other relief as the Court deems just and appropriate.
The plaintiff is represented by James D. Golkow and Kyle D. Reich of Golkow Hessel, in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171001094
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