Ross Feller Casey has filed a major lawsuit alleging a lack of safety measures at a drilling rig site was responsible for the death of a 39-year-old man.

The case involves the tragic death of Gabriel Seeman. On Dec. 9, Seeman was obtaining soil samples at a construction site in Northampton County when a drill rig caught him, causing one leg to become entangled while severing the other. Co-workers heard his screams, but they couldn’t find an easily accessible cut-off switch or safety barrier, according to the lawsuit filed by Matt Casey, a founding partner of Ross Feller Casey who is representing Seeman’s parents.

“We look forward to having a Luzerne County jury render judgment in this case. Appropriate product and workplace safety would have prevented this unspeakable tragedy,” Casey told The Times-Leader of Wilkes-Barre (read the story).

The Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice also reported on the suit (read the story).

Wilkes-Barre-based Heller Drilling Company, drill-maker Dietrich, and Rockefeller Group, the site’s developer, are defendants in the suit.

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