MORGANTOWN – A Brownsville, Pa., man is suing RJ Repco Inc. after he claims he suffered a traumatic amputation due to a defective product.

On Dec. 12, 2014, Ronald K. Sabo was operating an EnTech Industries dust collector machine on a natural gas well site located near Jacksonburg in Wetzel County when he sustained a traumatic amputation of his left hand and forearm, according to a complaint filed April 20 in Monongalia Circuit Court.

Sabo claims the dust collector machine was designed, manufactured, assembled, sold, leased, distributed and palced in the stream of commerce by Repco.

The dust collector machine was defective and unsafe for its intended use, according to the suit.

Sabo claims he sustained permanent, disfiguring physical injuries and traumatic amputation of his left hand and forearm; physical pain and discomfort; emotional distress and mental anguish; embarrassment; loss of enjoyment of life and function; medical and rehabilitative expenses; and lost wages and earning capacity.

Sabo is seeking compensatory damages to fully and fairly compensate him and his minor son, Jackson R. Sabo, with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by J. Michael Benninger of Benninger Law.

Monongalia Circuit Court case number: 16-C-243

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