Kienstra Precast sued over subcontractor's work site injuries

Andrea Dearden Feb. 9, 2012, 12:52am

A Madison County concrete company is being sued by a subcontractor who says he was hurt by one of its trucks on a Wood River job site.

Robert J. Williamson Sr. filed a lawsuit Jan. 30 in Madison County Circuit Court against Kienstra Precast LLC.

Williamson says he was working as a subcontractor for an industrial construction company at ConocoPhillips Wood River refinery in October 2011. He says he was pouring concrete delivered by Kienstra Precast when the driver allegedly pulled the concrete truck forward with the chute still extended. Williamson says the movement of the chute caused him to be pinned him against a building and then dragged.

Williamson says he injured his neck, chest, shoulders and back in the incident and has required ongoing, extensive medical treatment. He accuses Kienstra Precast and its employees of negligence and asks for more than $75,000 in damages for those medical bills, lost income and court fees.

Attorney Thomas Q. Keefe Jr. of Belleville is representing Williamson.

Madison County Circuit Court case No. 12-L-127

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