GRETNA – A waste management company is being sued by a woman who claims she was injured in a fall when trying to access a dumpster.

Lynette Bannnowsky filed suit against Coastal Waste Services Inc., IESI Louisiana Landfill Corporation and the Parish of Jefferson in the 24th Judicial District Court on March 24.

Bannnowsky claims she was at the East Bank Waste Disposal Facility located on David Drive in Metairie and was trying access a tall dumpster to dispose of waste. The plaintiff asserts that in her attempt to access the dumpster she had to climb up a railing located in front of the dumpster. Bannnowsky alleges that while standing on the railing she fell to the ground and in doing so dislocated her shoulder, broke her arm and tore ligaments in her foot.

The defendant is accused of failing to provide a safe means for using the dumpster, failing to provide appropriate equipment to make safe use of the dumpster, failing to warn and placing a hazardous condition in the form of a tall dumpster that did not have easy access.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, embarrassment, humiliation, medical expenses, lost wages, lost income and loss of earning capacity.

Bannnowsky is represented by Mark W. Smith of Metairie-based Mark W. Smith & Associates PLC.

The case has been assigned to Division C Judge June Berry Darensburg.

Case no. 736-773.

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