Stage collapse on worker's foot prompts suit

Ann Knef Dec. 27, 2007, 9:28am

A man who suffered an ankle injury while setting up a stage at Pop's Bar in East St. Louis is suing a production company and promotions company for damages in excess of $150,000.

William Jacob Tucker of Madison County claims that on June 20, 2006, while he was assisting in the assembly of a stage, part of the structure collapsed onto his leg and foot.

According to the suit filed Dec. 18 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, Tucker is a sound technician employed by Pop's.

Tucker alleges he suffered a bi-malleolar fracture of the right ankle with tissue damage that resulted in an open reduction and internal fixation.

He claims he has incurred lost wages in excess of $5,000, and medical expenses in excess of $25,000.

Tucker has named Spectrum Production Services of Minneapolis, and Hunt Industries and its president Joshua Hunt of Lawrence, Kan., as defendants.

He is represented by Frank J. Carretero of Bollwerk & Ryan in St. Louis.

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