Milk catcher sues United Dairy after workplace accident results in leg amputation

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 15, 2019

CHARLESTON — A milk catcher is suing an Ohio corporation, citing an allegedly unsafe work environment.

Jason Hutchinson filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against United Dairy Inc. alleging that it failed to provide a safe workplace.

According to the complaint, Hutchinson alleges that on Jan. 28, 2017, he was attempting to release a jammed conveyor system when a chain from the conveyor jumped out of the floor track and pinned his leg against a metal plate. He sustained severe injuries that required amputation. He has suffered medical expenses, lost wages, disfigurement and diminished capacity to enjoy life. 

The plaintiff holds United Dairy Inc. responsible because it allegedly failed to properly maintain its equipment, failed to maintain appropriate safety procedures and failed to monitor compliance with the same.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, with interest, attorney's fees, costs and such other just and appropriate relief. He is represented by Robert D. Cline Jr., Robert A. Campbell and R. Chad Duffield of Farmer, Cline & Campbell PLLC in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 18-C-1553

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