Student crushed by keg, suit says

By John O'Brien | Oct 6, 2006

MORGANTOWN - A Pennsylvania woman is claiming her foot was crushed by a keg while she shopped at a Morgantown liquor store.

Jessica Linder filed a lawsuit Sept. 29 in Monongalia Circuit Court against Ashebrooke Liquor Outlet alleging that a full keg of beer was dropped on her left foot.

On Oct. 1, 2004, she says she "was injured on the premises of Defendant… when a full, large keg of beer landed on her left foot from a height of approximately 4 feet, atop a loading dock of the defendant."

Linder says the store was negligent in its breach of duty to keep its premises safe.

"The defendant, through its agents or employees, was negligent by permitting and allowing its workplace practices, involving keg delivery to customers, to be a direct and proximate cause of the keg of beer landing upon Ms. Linder's foot," the complaint says.

Linder says she has suffered mental distress, emotional upset, anguish, fear, health care expenses, pain and suffering, diminished ability to pursue and to enjoy everyday activities of life, permanent bodily injury, annoyance and inconvenience, lost wages and delayed education.

For those, she seeks compensatory damages.

Bader Gigginbach of Brewer and Gigginbach in Morgantown is representing Linder.

Monongalia Circuit Court case number 06-C-639

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