Worker injures after slipping on plastic pellets, suit claims

Ann Knef Oct. 15, 2007, 8:00am

Ronald K. Riley of Salem claims he suffered extensive injuries after slipping on plastic pellets on a Centralia loading dock on Aug. 8, 2005, according to a suit filed Oct. 9 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Seeking in excess of $225,000 in damages, Riley claims Warehouse Services, Inc., GE Plastics Mt. Vernon and Centralia Terminal Company breached their duty to keep boxes of plastic pellets in a manner that would not cause them to escape their containers.

Riley claims he sustained permanent injuries to his left shoulder, left elbow and wrist, right wrist, low back and both knees after slipping on pellets manufactured by GE Plastics Mt. Vernon, Inc.

The suit states that Riley was employed by Mid States Express Inc. as an outbound operations supervisor

Riley is represented by David L. Blunt and Paul T. Slocomb of Blunt & Associates in Edwardsville.

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