Two Alton metal workers are suing a Bethalto welding company after they were hurt when the company's product allegedly failed.

Bob Ayers and Kevin Brown filed a lawsuit Oct. 9 in Madison County Circuit Court against A Z Welding and Machine Inc.

According to the lawsuit, A Z Welding and Machine were asked by Olin Brass to make a bracket to suspend workers above the ground. Ayers and Brown, working for Olin Brass, claim the brackets that were built were not sufficiently welded and broke when they tried to use them.

Ayers and Brown accuse A Z Welding and Machine of negligence and ask for more than $100,000 in damages for medical expenses, lost wages and court fees. They are represented by attorney Gregory L. Shevlin of Belleville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 14-L-1378.

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