PITTSBURGH – A couple allege that faulty equipment caused the husband to be injured at a Harmony location.
Michael Allan Petre and Celene Lynn Petre filed a complaint in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against Phillips Corp., doing business as Equipco; Burns Industrial Equipment; and Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs are seeking damages for an incident that took place on May 19, 2018, when Michael Allan Petre was at the premises of Main Steel Polishing Co. at 6 Whitney Drive, Harmony. The suit states the plaintiff and a co-worker were lifted up to a catwalk of a crane via a Hyster lift owned by Main Steel.
The suit states that the bearings of the chain guide sheave on the lift were worn and the carriage fell, causing the plaintiff to suffer injuries to his neck, head, lower back and other body parts.
The defendants are accused of negligence, failure to train and failure to maintain.
The plaintiffs are seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. They are represented by Richard G. Talarico of Woomer & Talarico LLC in Pittsburgh.