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Woman Injured During Punkin Chunkin Contest Files Federal Lawsuit

Suzanne Dakessian filed a federal lawsuit over injuries that occurred during the 2016 World Championship Punkin Chunkin Contest in Bridgeville, Delaware.  According to the complaint, Dakessian was injured when the trap door blew off the air cannon and exploded, leaving her with serve and permanent injuries.

Dakessian claims the injuries resulted from negligence and wrongful conduct by the Punkin Chunkin event organizers, Delaware state officials, participants, and Discovery Communications.  At the time of the explosion Dakessian was managing a camera crew for Sharp Entertainment in connection with the production of a TV special for Discovery’s Science Channel.

The World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association said in an online post that the 2017 Delaware pumpkin-flinging contest is canceled.  The property owners where the event is held are reluctant to host this year because of the federal lawsuit.

August 25th, 2017 at 3:39 pm