Worker alleges injuries after falling from makeshift scaffolding

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 10, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A workman is suing property owner Susan M. Silk, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

EDWARDSVILLE — A workman is suing a property owner after he fell from a makeshift scaffolding apparatus.

Todd Bechel filed a complaint on Feb. 3 in Madison County Circuit Court against Susan M. Silk, alleging she breached her duty of reasonable care while the plaintiff was working at her property.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 3, 2016, he was working at the defendant's property when he fell from a makeshift scaffolding apparatus while he was attempting to pry on a board.

As a result, the plaintiff alleges he suffered extensive injuries, loss of earning and become obligated for large sums of money for medical treatment.

The plaintiff alleges Silk failed to provide a secure scaffolding and failed to properly inspect the scaffolding to avoid injury to anyone working at her property.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for a sum in excess of $50,000, for costs of suit and for such other and further relief as the court deems just.

He is represented by Rodney D. Caffey and Ralph J. Mendelsohn of The Caffey Law Firm, LLC in Godfrey.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-168

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