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St. Charles restaurant sued for sushi bar tumble

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A St. Charles woman has sued Wok'N Fire of St. Charles, claiming she was injured during a third anniversary party for the restaurant in December 2012.

Sarah Chacon seeks unspecified damages from a fall off a sushi table that was converted to a dance area during the party, according to a lawsuit recently filed in Kane County.

The suit argues she and other patrons at the Dec. 15 party were encouraged to dance with restaurant workers, even though there were no railings, and she tumbled over the sneeze guard into a pit where chefs prepared dishes.

The makeshift dance area was more than 2 feet off the floor and next to a DJ booth. Wok'N Fire employees knew or should have known the setup was dangerous, the lawsuit argues.

"After being encouraged, requested and invited to dance on the sushi bar counter temporary dance floor and while attempting to dance thereon shortly after, the plaintiff, Sarah Chacon, fell off the sushi bar counter temporary dance floor over the sneeze guard window and into the pit where sushi chefs normally worked," according to the lawsuit.

The suit claims Chacon suffered "severe and permanent injuries." Justin Stoner, one of Chacon's attorneys, declined to comment Tuesday.

A message left at the restaurant was not returned. Michael Durlacher, the registered agent for the Wok'N Fire, said it was the company's policy not to comment on ongoing litigation.

The suit seeks unspecified damages and the two sides are due in court Dec. 12.

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