Butler County couple blames Louisville Ladder for fall

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 12, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Butler County couple is suing Louisville Ladder Inc., citing alleged negligence and manufacturing defect.

John Lee Clutter and Christine Clutter filed a complaint May 21 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, alleging that Louisville Ladder failed to provide necessary instructions for a ladder's safe use.

According to the complaint, John Lee Clutter was injured on Oct. 27, 2015 when the ladder he was using suddenly collapsed, causing him to fall to the ground and hit his shoulder on the asphalt.

The plaintiffs said they hold Louisville Ladder, the ladder's manufacturer, responsible because it allegedly failed to designed a ladder with sufficient strength, failed to select appropriate materials and failed to provide sufficient warnings for its safe use.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages in excess of $35,000. They are represented by Michael Balzarini of Balzarini & Watson in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Courts of Common Pleas case number 18-6430

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