Man sues over bakery injuries

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 16, 2015


HUNTINGTON – A man is suing Labor Ready Mid-Atlantic for injuries he sustained while working.

Sara Lee Corporation and an unknown, unnamed supervisor were also name as defendants in the suit.

On May 18, 2013, Peter Hipple was working as an employee for Labor Ready and was assigned to Sara Lee Bakery in Cabell County and was working part time, according to a complaint filed in Cabell Circuit Court.

Hipple claims he was transferred from a stacker position and was placed on the line for hamburger and hot dog buns conveyor belt and slicer with no training whatsoever.

When Hipple was reaching for a hamburger bun, he got his hand caught in the conveyor belt and his hand was then caught in the slicer, according to the suit.

Hipple claims he suffered severe and crippling injuries.

The defendants failed to provide adequate warning, proper training and safety and they exposed the plaintiff to unsafe working conditions, according to the suit.

Hipple claims the defendants had knowledge of the unsafe working conditions, and those conditions violated state and federal regulations and safety statutes.

Hipple is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by Dennis E. Kelley.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Christopher D. Chiles.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 15-C-335

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