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Delivery driver sues Aldi, Dean Foods over work injuries

By Molly English-Bowers | Mar 7, 2016

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EDWARDSVILLE – A delivery driver is suing over injuries he allegedly experienced while on the job, citing negligence.

Michael Wilson filed the suit on Feb. 22 in Madison County Circuit Court against Aldi Inc. and Dean Foods Company.

Aldi is a national grocery store chain. Dean Foods is a distributor of food products, which operates in Illinois.

On Sept. 27, 2014, the plaintiff was delivering milk products from Dean Foods to Aldi's Missouri Avenue location in West Plains. The milk was loaded onto large carts called bossies, supplied and maintained by Dean.

The wheel on the bossy the plaintiff was pushing that day allegedly was defective. He also claims he was pushing the loaded bossy up a defective ramp at Aldi when the bossy struck a nail in the plywood ramp and turned over. The plaintiff fell and suffered serious injury.

When the plaintiff fell, he claims he suffered injuries to his head, body, limbs and back. He has spent money for medical care and expects to do so in the future. He also says he has experienced disability, pain and suffering; and he has lost money from wages because he hasn't been able to work.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against both defendants for an excess of $50,000 plus costs of the lawsuit. He is represented by Lloyd M. Cueto of the Law Office of Lloyd M. Cueto in Belleville and Michael Gras of the Law Office of Christopher Cueto Ltd. in Belleville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-246

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