ST. LOUIS — An individual is suing the manufacturer, distributor and service repair of semiclosed receiver, citing alleged negligent infliction of emotional distress.
Terri Pratt filed a complaint July 3 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Loy-Lange Box Co., Kickham Boiler & Engineering Inc., Arise Inc., Chicago Boiler Co., Clayton Industries and Aquacomp Water Treatment Services LLC, alleging the defendants failed its duty to plaintiff and the public to properly inspect, maintain and repair the subject semiclosed receiver and associated boilers and equipment.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 3, she was at Faultless Linen Co. when she witnessed a semiclosed receiver system explode, launch into the air and crash through the roof of the Faultless Linen. The plaintiff claims she witnessed injuries and fatalities, which caused her to fear for her safety, and suffered emotional distress that requires medical attention.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to properly maintain, inspect, repair and test the semiclosed receiver and associated boilers and equipment; failed to employ qualified employees to maintain, inspect and repair the equipment; and failed to consider the foreseeable consequences of inaction involving the equipment.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount over $25,000, plus additional damages for aggravating circumstances, costs incurred and other relief the court deems just and equitable. She is represented by John G. Simon, Timothy M. Cronin and John M. Simon of The Simon Law Firm PC in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC102