Odesco Industrial sued over worker's injuries

Andrea Dearden Aug. 4, 2011, 2:48am

A Bethalto man claims he was hurt when a hose being used by a South Roxana cleaning company burst.

Danny Brooks filed a lawsuit July 28 in Madison County Circuit Court against Odesco Industrial Services Inc.

Brooks says Odesco was contracted to provide industrial cleaning services to Olin Corporation, of East Alton, in November 2009. Brooks, an employee of Olin, says he was standing guard at a restroom to keep people out while Odesco workers cleaned a drain with a pressure washer.

Brooks claims at some point an employee of Odesco increased the water pressure which caused the hose to burst, injuring Brooks.

Brooks accuses Odesco of negligence and asks for more than $50,000 in damages for medical expenses, loss of income and court costs. He is represented by attorney Matthew R. Chapman, of Granite City.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 11-L-731.

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