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Bakery sued after worker allegedly falls in trailer

By Dan Harkins | Aug 25, 2015


A St. Clair County couple is suing a local bakery company, alleging injuries the husband suffered when he fell in a work trailer.

Darold and Sandra Jackson filed a lawsuit on Aug. 13 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Lewis Brothers Bakeries Inc. and Lewis Building Corp., alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 27, 2013, Darold Jackson was working for Quickway Transportation, which was contracted by the defendants, when he grabbed an overhead bar in a work trailer and it allegedly broke, causing him to fall and injure himself.

The suit says the defendants were negligent for failing to discover the overhead bar was loose during inspection and requiring Jackson to use the trailer while it was in an unsafe condition.

As a result, the suit says, the plaintiff sustained multiple back injuries and surgeries, lost wages, disability, disfigurement, pain and suffering and medical expenses.

Darold Jackson, alleging two counts of negligence, seeks damages of more than $150,000, plus costs. His wife, Sandra Jackson, alleges two counts of loss of consortium, and also seeks damages of more than $150,000, plus costs. They are represented by attorney Thomas Q. Keefe of Keefe & Keefe in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-454.

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