Pulaski woman loses thumb, sues Wilmington school district

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A woman is suing the Wilmington Area School District over an accident in which she lost her thumb.

Diana L. Wingertsahn and her husband, Edward, of Pulaski, are plaintiffs in the suit, filed Jan. 8 at the Lawrence County Prothonotary’s office.

The suit says that on April 24, 2007, Wingertsahn was a custodial worker at New Wilmington Elementary School in New Wilmington.

She left work for the day at 7 p.m. through a designated exit near the loading dock, it says.

She slipped and fell on a deteriorating walkway, the suit says, and a ring she was wearing on her left thumb was caught on an open hook which was secured to the loading dock.

Wingertsahn’s thumb was severed, the suit says. She also suffered bruised ribs, a sprained shoulder, a sprained neck and torn tendons in her left arm, it continues.

Dr. C. Joyce Nicksick, schools superintendent, said she is unable to comment on any lawsuit.

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