Man sues Scranton Sewer Authority, claiming he twisted his knee on a loose manhole cover

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 9, 2018

SCRANTON — Welsh Slayton filed a complaint on Sept. 13 in the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas against the Sewer Authority of Scranton and others, alleging he seriously injured his knee after stepping on a loose sewer manhole cover.

Slayton was walking from his apartment to a convenience store on Aug. 18 when he claims he stepped on a sewer manhole cover that was not secure and/or out of proper position, causing him to violently twist his left knee, according to his lawsuit. 

The plaintiff holds the Sewer Authority of Scranton and others responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to warn the public of the danger and allegedly failed to place barricades around the area. He also alleges that the City of Scranton failed to properly inspect, maintain and repair the manhole cover.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for damages in excess of $50,000 plus interest and costs. He is represented by Anthony Piazza III of Piazza Law Group in Dickson City.

The Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas Case No. is 2018-04833.

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