Massachusetts Man Sues Marina Over Burned Feet

A Rowley, Mass., man who says he burned the soles of his feet while walking 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 says in his suit that he suffered second-degree burns on his soles after walking on the ramp at the Danversport Yacht Club in June.

The Salem News reports that the lawsuit, filed last week 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 failed to provide a “reasonably safe” environment.

The lawsuit does not indicate whether Pelletier was wearing shoes.

Neither Pelletier’s lawyer nor the marina returned calls.