A St. Louis City man says he was exposed to asbestos after a steam pipe allegedly burst in downtown St. Louis.
Adrian Fayne filed a lawsuit May 2 in the City of St. Louis Circuit Court against Trigen-St. Louis Energy Corporation.
The complaint alleges that on April 5 Trigen-St. Louis was delivering steam on through a steam line at the intersection of 11th and Convention Plaza. Fayne claims the pipe broke open and allowed a steam cloud to escape. He says that steam cloud contained absestos and carried the toxic substance several blocks through the downtown area.
Fayne contends he was exposed to a highly-toxic asbestos cloud that caused immediate damage to his lungs. He accuses Trigen-St. Louis of negligence and asks for more than $25,000 in actual damages. Fayne also seeks more than $5 million in punitive damages plus court fees.
Attorneys James Fox of St. Louis, Timothy A. Engelmeyer of Chesterfield, Daniel T. DeFeo and Angela G. Cahill of Lexington, Ky. represent Fayne.
City of St. Louis Circuit Court Case No. 1222-cc02287