Ohio man sues Chapman Printing over press injury

By Cara Bailey | Apr 7, 2008

HUNTINGTON - A Lawrence County, Ohio, man has filed a suit against a local printing company after he was seriously injured when his hand became stuck in a printing press.

Michael Alan Brown filed a suit March 11, in Kanawha Circuit Court, against Chapman Printing Company.

Brown worked as a press or printer operator in March 2006. According to the suit, several employees of Chapman Printing had complained that the electric or mechanical guard on a Heidelberg Speed Master, a printing press, was intentionally disconnected.

According to the suit, Brown was ordered to complete repairs to the printer March 13, 2006.

However, while Brown was working on the machine, his supervisor turned it on, and Brown's hand was caught in the rollers and crushed, the suit says.

Brown claims he suffered severe disfigurement and physical injuries, which caused serious emotional distress.

According to the suit, Chapman Printing caused an unsafe working condition, which presented a high degree of risk and a strong probability of serious injury or death.

Brown claims he suffered pain, suffering, aggravation, anxiety, past and future lost wages and medical bills. He seeks compensation for his injuries.

Attorney Michael E. Froble is representing Brown.

Cabell Circuit Court case number 08-C-197

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