USPS worker sues UPS after package is dropped on her back

Michelle Keahey May 23, 2012, 2:42am

NEW ORLEANS - A postal worker has filed a lawsuit against UPS after a worker dropped a package on her back.

Cynthia Cochran filed suit against United Parcel Service Inc. and Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. on May 15 in federal court in New Orleans.

The alleged incident occurred on Jan. 25, 2012 while Cochran was working in the back of the post office in Madisonville when a UPS worker came in to drop off and pick up packages. Cochran was bending over near the back of the UPS truck to scan packages when the UPS employee dropped a package on her back and neck, causing her to sustain injuries.

The defendant is accused of negligence for failing to properly secure the packages, failing to maintain a proper lookout, and for dropped the packages on Cochran.

Cochran is asking the court for an award of $800,000 in damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of earnings and earning capacity, disability, mental anguish, interest, and court costs.

The plaintiff is represented by William R. Mustian, III of Stanga & Mustian in Metairie.

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:12-cv-01249

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