An art teacher at Shaler Area Elementary School filed a lawsuit against two contractors Wednesday for injuries she suffered in April 2012 when ductwork in the cafeteria collapsed.
Mary Kane and her husband, Kenneth, of Butler filed the lawsuit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.
Named as defendants are Quality Mechanical Services Inc., of Verona, the main contractor for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning project in fall 2007, and D&G Mechanical Inc., of West Middlesex, which installed it.
About 11:30 a.m. on April 3, 2012, a piece of a 71-foot-long section of ductwork weighing 2,254 pounds fell from the ceiling.
Eight children and five adults were injured.
The Allegheny County district attorney's office announced in August that no criminal charges would be filed.
The lawsuit alleges that Ms. Kane suffered injuries to her right foot and knee and that as a result she has difficulty walking, cannot wear high heels and has nightmares and depression.
"Quality Mechanical is not responsible for any of the injuries sustained as a result of the ductwork collapse," said Kenneth Hardin, who represents the company.
Suzanne Merrick, who represents D&G, could not be reached for comment.
Two other lawsuits have already been filed on behalf of two children who were injured in the collapse.
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