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Man Sues Yacht Club Over Burned Feet

posted: 3/8/2013
Metal Gets Hot in the Sun? Really? -- A man in Massachusetts has sued a yacht club marina for not posting a warning that the facilitys metal ramp could be hot, if he walked on it in bare feet.
DANVERS, Mass. (AP) -- A Rowley man who said he burned the soles of his feet while walking barefoot on a metal ramp at a Danvers marina has filed a lawsuit, saying the facility’s owners should have warned him the ramp was hot.            

Norman Pelletier claimed in his suit that he suffered second-degree burns after walking on the ramp at Danversport Yacht Club in June. His lawyer claims Pelletier required medical attention.            

The lawsuit, filed in Salem Superior Court, seeks at least $15,000 in damages.            

Pelletier’s lawyer alleges the yacht club’s management was negligent because it didn't warn visitors the ramp might be hot, and it failed to provide a “reasonably safe” environment. He said the ramp temperature reaches up to 120 degrees, in the sun.
Marina officials say they have never had any complaints about the ramp.

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