Man sues auto body shop alleging he was struck in the head by chain while making delivery

By Louisiana Record reports | Mar 23, 2015

GRETNA – An auto body repair shop is being sued by a deliveryman who claims he was severely injured when a chain came loose and struck him in the face as he was leaving.

Morris Blair filed suit against Champ’s Holding Company LLC and Zurich American Insurance Company in the 24th Judicial District Court on Feb. 3.

Blair contends that on Sept. 4, 2011 he was making delivery to Champ’s Elmwood Collision Center located at 200 Edwards Ave. in Harahan when a chain connected to a framing machine disconnected and struck him in the head. The plaintiff asserts he received severe and painful injuries to his head in the incident.

The defendant is accused of creating a hazard, failing to correctly operate machinery, failing to place protective devices in the area and failing to warn of a hazard.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for mental pain and suffering, disability, medical expenses, scaring disfigurement, loss of use, loss of function, lost income and loss of earn capacity.

Blair is represented by attorney William E. Mura Jr. of New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division N Judge Stephen D. Enright Jr.

Case no. 746-385.

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