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Penn Waste sued by farmers after truck knocked down power lines, allegedly cost more than $26,000 in damage

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By Carrie Bradon | Sep 11, 2019

Lancaster County Courthouse

LANCASTER – An Elizabethtown couple allege the negligent actions of a waste company knocked down power lines on their property.

Eric Moser and Michelle Moser filed a complaint July 31 in the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas against Penn Waste Inc. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs own a residential and farming property and the defendant performed trash removal services. The suit states a dumpster is on the property near overhead power lines that run from the plaintiffs' residence to nearby barns.

The plaintiffs allege on Sept. 6, 2017, an employee of the defendant drove a garbage truck onto the plaintiffs' property to empty the dumpster and while backing up, knocked down the power lines, causing the plaintiffs' property to lose power. The plaintiffs allege they had to use generators to operate their farm for a substantial period and the alleged negligence cost more than $26,000 in damages.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Rolf E. Kroll and Jason P. McNicholl of Margolis Edelstein in Harrisburg.

Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas case number 19-017103

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