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DEFENDANT’S Premises Liability – Negligent maintenance of machine – Plaintiff slips on accumulated water that leaked from a boiler defendants had recently repaired – Failure to properly maintain and repair boiler – Lumbar disc injuries requiring surgery – Radiculopathy

Philadelphia County, PA

The plaintiff, in this negligence action, was at her place of employment when she slipped and fell in a puddle of water that had leaked from a boiler that had recently been serviced by the defendant maintenance company. The defendant denied being negligent, and that the plaintiff’s injuries were causally related to the fall.

On December 8, ________, the female plaintiff was walking through the kitchen at her place of employment when she slipped and fell on water that had accumulated as a result of a leaking boiler. The defendant company had been called to make repairs to the boiler in November of ________, and had performed repairs and maintenance on the machine on November 19, ________. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant company was negligent in failing to adequately maintain said machine, failing to warn of the dangerous condition of the machine, failing to fix the defective condition of the machine, and creating a dangerous condition. The plaintiff maintained that after the fall, she was diagnosed with disc herniations and/or bulges at L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1 requiring surgery, and radicular symptoms in legs. The defendant denied all liability and injury, and argued that they had no notice of the condition as the boiler had been functioning properly after the defendant repaired the boiler in November of ________.The jury found no negligence against the defendant.

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