Woman alleges husband was exposed to dangerous substances at Olin

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 22, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A widow claims her husband died from leukemia after working for Olin Corporation Winchester Machine Shop for more than 40 years. 

Cathleen Shelton, on behalf of the estate of Michael Shelton, deceased, filed a complaint March 13 in Madison County Circuit Court against Enviro Tech International Inc., Olin Brass, Olin Brass and Windchester Management LLC, Illinois Tool Works Inc., Olin Brass and Windchester Inc., Radiator Specialty Company, Safety-Kleen Systems Inc. formerly known as  Safety-Kleen Systems Inc., Turtle Wax Inc., U.S. Steel Corporation and 3M Company, alleging breach of duty, failure to exercise reasonable care, failure to property warn or test products for safety and failure to provide a safe workplace.

The suit states Michael Shelton was employed by the Olin Corporation Winchester Machine Shop in East Alton from 1975 to 2017. During his employment, he was exposed to numerous chemicals and substances, which allegedly caused him to develop acute lymphocytic leukemia. He died July 4, 2018

Cathleen Shellton seeks a jury trial, costs of the court, attorney fees and compensatory damages. She is represented by attorney Ted N. Gianaris of Simmons, Hanley Conroy in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court Case number 19-L-355

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