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Man sues Allegheny County Airport Authority after slipping on ice

September 8, 2018

The landside and airside terminals, along with the control tower at the Pittsburgh International Airport, are shown on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. (KEITH HODAN | TRIBUNE-REVIEW)

A Moon man is suing the Allegheny County Airport Authority after he says he slipped and fell on ice there in January 2017 while he was an American Airlines employee.

Donald Allego, 59, filed the lawsuit against the authority and Pittsburgh-based Michael Facchiano Contracting Inc. Monday in the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.

Authority spokesman Bob Kerlik declined to comment. Michael Facchiano did not immediately return requests for comment.

Allego was an American Airlines employee Jan. 11, 2017, when he was walking through the parking lot and started climbing the stairs at a hangar building just before 7 a.m., the lawsuit said.

When Allego reached the top of the stairs, they had not been cleared of ice, causing him to slip and fall, the lawsuit alleges. There were no warning signs posted, the lawsuit alleges.

Allego suffered serious injuries to his neck, right hip, pelvis, wrist and right hand, the lawsuit says.

Michael Facchiano Contracting Inc. was the authority’s contractor to for ice and snow removal at the time of the fall, the lawsuit alleges.

The lawsuit claims one count of negligence against the authority and Michael Facchiano Contracting Inc.

It is not clear whether Allego is still an American Airlines employee. The airline did not immediately return an email seeking comment.

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