A Cook County widow is suing an electrical contracting firm and five other businesses, alleging negligence in her husband’s death.
Catherine Perrin, widow of Anthony Perrin, filed a lawsuit Aug. 18 in Cook County Circuit Court against Dubak Electrical Maintenance Co., Flat Rock Erecting Inc., Milco Precision Machine, Nakata Manufacturing Co., and Fives Marching Systems Inc, doing business as Oto Automation, alleging negligence.
The suit says the defendant knowingly allowed an electric cold saw tube mill installed at Maruichi Leavitt Pipe & Tube, 1717 W. 115th St., Chicago, to operate for some time while being prone to jams.
According to the claim, on Jan. 31, 2014, a safety feature on the tube mill was disabled without proper notification and when Anthony Perrin attempted to clear an equipment jam, he was struck and killed by the carriage containing the mill’s cut-off saw.
The defendants are charged with negligence under Illinois’ Wrongful Death Act.
Catherine Perrin seeks a six-person jury trial, damages exceeding the minimum required by the statute, plus legal costs. She is represented by attorneys Daniel M. Kotin and Patrick J. Giese of Tomasik Kotin Kassermann in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L008425.