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Man alleges injuries after his feet got stuck in mud at construction site


By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 24, 2018

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BELLEVILLE — A Waterloo an is suing the owner of a property and a subcontractor, claiming he was injured when his feet got stuck in mud while working on a construction site.

Charles Miller filed a complaint April 11 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Ameren and L Keeley Construction alleging they failed to provide a safe place to work.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan 24, 2017, he was working for subcontractor L Keeley Construction on an Ameren property in Pekin when his feet got stuck in mud, twisting his body and causing him to be injured. 

Miller claims he sustained injuries that resulted in pain, suffering and disability and that he incurred medical expenses and lost wages. 

As a result, the plaintiff filed a workers' compensation claim with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants' work site was not properly maintained and free from hazards that could cause injury and there was no warning of the known hazard.

The plaintiff seeks all damages and relief as the court may deem just and proper. 

He is represented by J. Bradley Young of Harris Dowell Fisher & Young LC in Chesterfield.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-255

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Ameren CorporationSt. Clair County Circuit CourtHarris Dowell Fisher & Young LC