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Man sues over apple sorter injury claim



Published: Wed, September 11, 2013 @ 10:06 a.m.

A Boardman man said he suffered a finger injury and amputation caused by an unguarded apple sorting machine.

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

A Boardman man has sued White House Fruit Farms Inc. of Canfield and an Illinois equipment manufacturer, saying he suffered a severe finger injury and amputation caused by an apple sorting and grading machine, which he said lacked the necessary safety guard.

Robert Switka, of Glendale Avenue, sued the farm, where he said he was employed when he was injured on Sept. 7, 2011, and the Dayton Electric Manufacturing Co. of Niles, Ill., and 10 unidentified manufacturers, sellers or installers of products and machinery, claiming the defendants were negligent.

The lawsuit, filed in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court by Atty. Shirley J. Smith of Poland, demands a jury trial and more than $50,000 in damages.

The case is assigned to Judge Lou A. D’Apolito.

Officials of the Dayton Electric Manufacturing Co. could not be reached for comment.

Farm owner Debbie Pifer declined to comment.


Comments

1captainlinger(623 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Boy, he's really giving them the finger in this lawsuit!

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