PHILADELPHIA – A Bethlehem man is suing a French appliance maker after he was allegedly injured while cleaning a machine in the course of his employment.
Kenny Fuentes filed a complaint on Aug. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against APi2M alleging strict product liability and negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by Norac USA, doing business as Bakerly, in Easton and the defendant had installed a crepe-cooking machine it manufactured there. The plaintiff alleges he was trained to clean the machine and was cleaning it when without warning, his right hand became caught between two rotating drums, resulting in serious injury to his hand.
The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to warn him of the unsafe condition of the machine.
The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Robert M. Caplan, Brett N. Tishler and Brian T. Gelnett of White and Williams LLP in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 5:19-CV-3889