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Roofer alleges injuries from defective ladder rack

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 10, 2017

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EDWARDSVILLE – A man working for Kanga Roo Roofing alleges he was injured when a ladder shifted while he was attempting to get it off of a defective ladder rack. 

Jerry Yeager Jr. filed a complaint on Aug. 4 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Michelle Bovinett, alleging she failed to ensure that the equipment she provided was safe for use.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 20, 2016, he was removing a ladder from a rooftop vehicle ladder rack while in the course of his employment. He claims there was a defect in the ladder rack, which caused the metal ladder to suddenly shift. 

As a result, he alleges he suffered injuries. 

The plaintiff alleges Bovinett provided a ladder rack with a bent arm that did not function correctly and failed to provide safe equipment.

The plaintiff seeks judgment of more than $50,000 plus costs of suit and any other relief the court deems just and proper. 

He is represented by Thomas G. Maag of Maag Law Firm LLC in Wood River.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-1116

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