PHILADELPHIA – A Kreamer couple are seeking damages from a Minnesota equipment manufacturer after the wife was allegedly injured in a work-related accident.
Michelle Wagner and Jason Wagner filed a complaint on March 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Midwest Automation LLC alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, on March 12, 2018, Michelle Wagner was employed by Northway Industries and operated a glue press machine manufactured by the defendant at the Northway warehouse in Middleburg.
The suit states the plaintiff was cleaning the machine's rollers while they were activated and her hand was pulled into the nip point between the glue dosing and spreading rollers, causing serious injuries that needed surgeries.
The plaintiffs allege the defendant failed to provide proper guards for the machine and failed to provide instructions on how to properly and safely clean it.
The plaintiffs are seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs and trial by jury and more than $1 million. The plaintiffs are represented by Jesse M. Cohen and Scott E. Diamond of Sacks Weston Diamond LLC.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:19-CV-01034-GAM