Postal worker sues Bangor couple over injuries from dog bite

A veteran postal worker has sued a Bangor couple in Penobscot County Superior Court over a 2020 dog bite to his left hand that permanently injured his forefinger.

Wayne M. Robbins, 64, of Bangor claims that he was delivering a package shortly after noon on Aug. 11, 2020, to the couple’s home. As he got out of his vehicle to approach the house, the couple’s two pitbulls were “bouncing off the storm door,” the complaint said.

One of the dogs allegedly managed to get out the door and bite Robbins. He continues to have pain, along with the loss of strength, sensation and function in his forefinger, according to the complaint filed last month.

Robbins was one of 33 postal workers in Maine and about 5,800 in the country who reported being attacked by dogs in 2020, according to the U.S. Postal Service. That number decreased last year to 21 in Maine and to about 5,400 in the U.S.

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