Dan Harkins Aug. 11, 2015, 10:11am


A man is suing Granite City over an injury he claims he suffered after stepping on an alleged insufficient manhole cover.

Andrew Flood filed a complaint on July 28 in Madison County Circuit Court against the Granite City.

On March 20, Flood claims he was in a vehicle accident at Maryville and Edwardsville roads in Granite City. While waiting for police to arrive, the plaintiff allegedly stopped "on top of a sewer manhole cover, which then flipped, causing plaintiff to fall into the sewer hole."

The defendant is cited with negligence and carelessness for placing a cover that was too small over the hole and failing to secure the cover, maintain a safe sewer system, warn pedestrians about an unsafe condition, and properly maintain its system.

As a result, Flood suffered injuries, pain and suffering, loss of income and employability; and medical expenses.

The plaintiff seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Bruce R. Cook of Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer and Shevlin Ltd. in Belleville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-953.

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