PHILADELPHIA – A Brookhaven man employed by Chester Water Authority alleges he lost an eye because of a malfunctioning fire hydrant and is suing the hydrant's manufacturers.
According to the filing in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, plaintiffs Thomas and Lisa Price filed a suit against the plaintiffs McWayne Inc. and Clow Valve Co. alleging negligence and other counts.
Thomas Price alleges in July 2018, he was doing a flow test on a Clow F2500 fire hydrant in Chester and the hydrant malfunctioned and discharged a bolt at his face at a high rate of speed. He alleges he lost his left eye as a result.
The plaintiffs seek compensatory and punitive damages of more than $75,000. They represented by attorneys from Kolsby, Gordon, Robin and Shore in Philadelphia.
The case was removed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Oct. 15.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:19-cv-04774