Uniontown woman sues elevator company after alleged accident in hospital

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 31, 2018

PITTSBURGH  – A Uniontown hospital worker claims a defective elevator caused her to fall when a food cart she was pushing got caught in the gap between the elevator and basement floor.

Amanda Tanner filed a complaint on Aug. 13 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against Otis Elevator Co., alleging that the manufacturer failed to provide a safe environment.

Tanner alleges that, on April 17, she suffered extreme physical pain, discomfort and mental anguish, because of a defective and/or dangerous condition with an elevator at the hospital, located at 500 West Berkeley St., Uniontown.

Tanner claims she had to have medical care, incurred expenses and had loss of earnings after she fell as the food cart wheels became entangled in the gap between the elevator and the basement floor at her employer's property.

The plaintiff holds Otis Elevator Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly allowed elevator to be kept in a dangerous condition for a prolonged period of time, failed to recognize the dangerous condition of the elevator, failed to adequately and timely repair defects, and failed to warn people of the dangerous condition of the elevator.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount in excess of $35,000. She is represented by Brandon A. Swartz and Anthony J. Giannetti of Swartz Culleton PC in Philadelphia.

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