Suit alleges wet, uneven limestone caused truck to tip over

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 4, 2018

BELLEVILLE—An Oklahoma company is suing a limestone-quarry operator for allegedly negligently loading limestone into a truck, causing it to tip over.

Triangle Insurance Company, as subrogee of Top AG Cooperative Inc., and Roger Riggs filed a complaint on Nov. 9 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Columbia Quarry Inc. alleging the defendant failed to comply with industry standards in loading a truck.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 10, 2016, Riggs was picking up a load of lime from the defendant's premises when his truck tipped over, causing him to suffer injuries. The plaintiff alleges Columbia Quarry employees negligently unevenly loaded the lime into the truck while it was wet. 

As a result, Riggs sustained severe injuries to his head, neck and back and was caused to suffer medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in its favor for a sum greater than $50,000 plus costs. He is represented by David C. Berwin of Evans & Dixon LLC in St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-710

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