Man claims he was hurt when airport escalator malfunctioned

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A man allegedly was injured when an airport escalator malfunctioned.

Andrew Hills and Vivian Hills filed a lawsuit on February 28 against Schindler Elevator Corporation and the City of New Orleans, by and through the New Orleans Aviation Board, in Orleans Parish Civil District Court alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is seeking damages for an incident that allegedly took place on March 4, 2017 when the plaintiff was working at the Louis Armstrong Airport. The plaintiff boarded the escalator that was going up, and was caused to fall and be gravely injured when the escalator suddenly lurched.

The defendant is accused of negligence.

The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney fees and all appropriate relief. The plaintiff is represented by attorney Joseph S. Piacun of Gennusa, Piacun & Ruli in Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division B Judge Rachael Johnson.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court case number 18-1938

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