Millstadt couple sued by visitor claiming injuries from shop vac

Andrea Dearden Mar. 9, 2011, 12:41pm

A Millstadt couple is accused of injuring a house guest with a shop vacuum.

Daniel Bauer filed a lawsuit Jan. 21 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Matthew and Bridget Cauble.

Bauer says he was visiting the Caubles at their Blackburn Manor home in August 2010 when Bridget began using a shop vacuum. Bauer claims a piece of metal was ejected from the vacuum and hit him in the eye. He says the injury caused him to lose vision completely in that eye.

Bauer accuses the Caubles of negligence and asks for more than $50,000 in damages for medical expenses, loss of income and court costs.

Attorney Grey Chatham of Belleville is representing Bauer.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 11-L-34

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