HOUSTON – A local business specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of an Indian breakfast staple known as puri has been listed in an employee’s personal injury lawsuit.
Edit Alcantara-Tobar filed the suit against Satyam Foods and Snacks Inc. on Feb. 14 in the Harris County 333rd District Court.
Court documents explain that Alcantara-Tobar’s onsite supervisor instructed her to clean a semi-automatic panipuri machine on Aug. 13, 2018. According to the complaint, the band on the machine caught the plaintiff’s left hand and mutilated it.
Alcantara-Tobar further states that she had to undergo an amputation of her left middle and ring fingers following the incident.
The defendant “had a duty to inspect the semi-automatic panipuri machine, but utterly failed to protect the plaintiff by failing to discover the defect of the machine,” the suit says.
Consequently, Alcantara-Tobar seeks unspecified monetary damages.
She is represented by the law firm Kwok Daniel Ltd., L.L.P. in Houston.
Harris County 333rd District Court Case No. 2019-11418