A man has filed a personal injury suit against a company alleging that his hand was crushed as he was attempting to help release a truck from mud.


According to the suit Jason Berry filed against Grantham Logistics in Missouri’s St. Clair County Circuit Court on August 23, he was working at the Metropolitan Sanitary District Landfill in St. Louis, Missouri for St. Louis Trucking on October 7.


Berry claims that as he was working, the truck he was operating became stuck in soft ground and Grantham employees attempted to use a bulldozer to pull the truck from the area.


The suit alleges that as Berry was attempting to hook the chain from the bulldozer to the truck he was operating, the bulldozer’s operator “suddenly, and without warning,” operated the bulldozer so as to pull the chain tight, crushing Berry’s left hand.


Berry claims the incident has cause him to experience great pain and mental anguish, disability, disfigurement, and lost enjoyment of life and incur medical costs.


The suit alleges negligence on the part of Grantham Logistics for its employees’ failure to maintain a proper lookout, failure to ensure the chain was securely hooked before attempting to move the bulldozer, failure to warn Berry that the bulldozer was operating in a manner that would tighten the chain, and failure to ensure that Berry’s hand was free from the chain before operating the bulldozer.


Berry seeks damages in excess of $50,000.
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