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Carpenter injured in scissor lift accident seeks more than $150,000 from Skyjack, others

Federal Court

By Marian Johns | Jan 14, 2020

Lift

PHILADELPHIA – An Allentown carpenter who was injured when a scissor lift allegedly malfunctioned is seeking more than $150,000 from the lift's manufacturer and a rental company.

Daniel and Peggy Bissey filed a complaint Dec. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Skyjack Inc., United Rentals Inc., Linamar Corp. and John Does 1-20 alleging negligence, products liability and breach of warranty. 

Daniel Bissey alleges was working at Chester County Hospital as part of his employment as a carpenter with Dale Construction Inc. on April 15, 2019. Bissey alleges that while using a scissor lift distributed, manufactured and marketed by the defendants, it failed to stop moving forward and "violently" struck him, causing a humeral neck fracture and injuries to his shoulders and back. The plaintiffs claim the lift's control panel had also malfunctioned prior to his accident.

The Bisseys seek monetary relief of more than $150,000, interest and all other just relief. They are represented by Brandon Swartz, Bryan Ferris and Matthew McElvenny of Swartz Culleton PC in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 19-6206

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