Claiming on the job incident resulted in amputation, food distribution worker files lawsuit

By John Suayan | Feb 18, 2019

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

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