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Worker alleges Stein Steel Mill and employee negligent in loader accident

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 14, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – An Illinois man is suing over injuries he allegedly received while on the job, citing negligence.

Blake Bohnensteihl filed the suit on Jan. 6 in Madison County Circuit Court against Stein Steel Mill Services Inc. in Granite City; and Steve Belvolot, an employee of Stein Steel.

The plaintiff was working at the Granite City facility on Nov. 19, 2015 when he allegedly was struck by a loader operated by Belvolot. The suit alleges that Belvolot failed to keep a careful lookout, operated the equipment at an unsafe speed and allowed the equipment to strike the plaintiff.

The plaintiff alleges his injuries will result in additional medical bills, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, as well as a reduced ability to work and enjoy life.

The plaintiff seeks at least $50,000 from each defendant plus court costs and any further relief the court deems proper. He is represented by Thomas E. Schwartz of Holloran, Schwartz & Gaertner LLP of St. Louis.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-013

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