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Couple seek damages following husband's alleged injury on a crank stand


By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A couple are seeking damages after the husband was allegedly injured while operating a crank stand at work.

Blane and Sheila Allan filed a complaint in January in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against The Midwest Grip and Lighting Co. and Hogarth Worldwide. The defendants recently removed the case to Pittsburgh federal court.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 26, 2018, Blane was operating a crank stand at a Giant Eagle in Leechburg to lower a lighting fixture to the ground. The suit states the crank began to spin out of control, striking Blame in the face and causing him to require surgery.

The defendants are accused of negligence and loss of consortium.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Anthony Giannetti of Swartz Culleton.

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