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Woman sues carpenter after falling through hole in floor

By Michael Abella | Jan 23, 2017


BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing a carpenter after she allegedly injured herself when she fell through a hole in the floor.

Robyn O'Donnell filed a complaint on Dec. 29 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Ryan Shelton, alleging the contractor failed to maintain the premises in a safe condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 21, she was a business invitee on the premises where the defendant was working when she fell through a hole in a floor that was covered with soft plastic.

As a result, she claims she sustained serious injuries and medical expenses.

The plaintiff alleges Shelton failed to provide warning of the dangerous condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount exceeding $50,000, plus costs of this suit and any other just and proper relief.

She is represented by Andrew T. Toennies and Rodney D. Fourez of Lashly & Baer PC in St Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-679

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