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Electrician sues Alton Steel for negligence


By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 3, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — An electrician is suing Alton Steel, alleging he was injured while performing electrical work. 

Charles Moses filed a complaint on Aug. 28 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Alton Steel Inc., alleging that the iron company breached its duty to use the requisite degree of care for the safety other employees and invitees.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 28, 2016, he was performing electrical work at the defendant's facility in Alton when an Alton Steel employee conducted switching operations, causing an arc flash/blast of 169 kV circuit breaker. 

Moses claims he sustained serious and debilitating injuries to his back, buttocks, left hand, face, head and ears. 

The plaintiff holds Alton Steel responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to train its employees to recognize a dangerous condition prior to switching operations and failed to adequately warn employees and invitees before beginning switching operations.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in an amount exceeding $50,000, plus costs and any further relief as the court may deem just and reasonable. He is represented by Carson C. Menges of Menges Law LLC in Belleville and Ronald L. Edelman and Chad A. Stewart of Edelman & Thompson LLC in Kansas City, Mo.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-1114

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