Man sues logistics company

Published 8:51 pm Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Suffolk man has sued a warehouse near his home for $600,000, claiming noise and vibration from the facility have caused cracks in his walls, loss of sleep and anxiety.

Aubrey Earl Rose, who lives on Indian Trail Road, filed the lawsuit against California Cartage last month.

The warehouse on Kenyon Road has been in operation since 2011 and operates around the clock, seven days a week, providing logistics support to the nearby Target warehouse. The coupling and decoupling of trailers from trucks causes “loud and unbearable noise, violent vibrations and nocuous fumes,” according to the lawsuit.

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Rose complained to company and city officials but got no results, according to the lawsuit.

He replaced his windows in an effort to keep out noise and fumes but still cannot open his windows to enjoy the outside air, according to the lawsuit. Cracks also have appeared in the walls of his home.

The noise and vibrations have caused “loss of sleep, anxiety, worry, anxiousness regarding his health and safety, his future health and safety, and continuing concern his property is being damaged,” according to the lawsuit.

He has sued for $100,000 for property damage and $500,000 for compensation for bodily injury and emotional distress, according to the court document.

No hearing has yet been set, according to an online court system.