Customer sues Sheetz, says her finger was amputated after cutting it on trash can

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 16, 2018


PITTSBURGH — A customer is suing Sheetz Inc., Mill Stone Equipment LLC and Penn Metal Fabricators, premises controllers, citing alleged negligence and strict products liability.

Nina Korte filed a complaint on Oct. 2 in the Allegheny County Courts of Common Pleas against the defendants, alleging they negligently allowed a dangerous condition to exists in the premises.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 20, 2016, she was at defendants' Sheetz store in Huntingdon when she lacerated her hand when a trash receptacle suddenly slammed down on her hand while she was disposing of her trash. 

She suffered severe personal injuries to her left middle finger, which had to be surgically amputated, the suit says. The plaintiff holds Sheetz Inc, Mill Stone Equipment LLC and Penn Metal Fabricators responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to correct the dangerous condition and failed to adequately warn its customer of the existing danger.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants in an amount of over $35,000, interest and costs. She is represented by Jay Edelstein of Edelstein Law LLP in Philadelphia.

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