BELLEVILLE – An Illinois man is suing on grounds that he broke his ankle after slipping and falling on an icy entryway.

Keith J. Mettler filed the suit Jan. 4 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Ruder Properties AG/Granite City LLC, claiming negligence by the defendant led to his injury.

On Jan. 3, 2014, the plaintiff was on property owned by the defendant and leased by the plaintiff's employer, Sun Belt Rentals Inc., in Granite City.

As he left one building to walk to another, the plaintiff alleges, he slipped and fell on ice outside of a door, sustaining a broken ankle.

The lawsuit alleges that the defendant was negligent in failing to provide safe entry and exit points at its buildings.

The plaintiff claims that the injury has caused medical bills and will continue to cause medical bills in the future, in addition to pain and suffering, lost wages and disability. He seeks at least $50,000 in damages. He is represented by Michael L. McGlynn of McGlynn & McGlynn of Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-7

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