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Former employee alleges Contegra Construction negligence caused work-related injuries


By Kyla Asbury | Oct 8, 2019


EDWARDSVILLE — A former employee is suing Contegra Construction, alleging he was injured on a job site due to negligence.

Scott Simon filed the suit Sept. 25 in Madison County Circuit Court.

According to the complaint, Simon was employed as a union cement finisher on a Contegra construction project in Granite City on July 26 when he was injured.  Simon alleges a lifting jib, also known as a boom, detached from a skid steer loader and struck him in the head, causing serious injuries.

Contegra Construction, the general contractor on the project, failed to provide a safe place to work, failed to provide proper equipment for workers on the project, failed to provide proper instruction for equipment use, failed to comply with safety requirements and failed to provide supervision, according to the suit.

Simon, a Coulterville resident, says he suffered severe and permanent injuries, including pain and mental anguish and will continue to suffer pain in the future because of his injuries.

Simon alleges he suffered injuries to his lumbar and cervical spine, both shoulders and his left arm. He says he also will continue to lose money due to not being able to continue his former employment. The plaintiff, the lawsuit states, will continue to pay out large sums of money for medical care. 

Simon seeks judgment in excess of $50,000, which includes compensation for future medical and hospital treatment, plus cost of suit. He is represented by attorney Bruce R. Cook of Cook, Bartholomew, Shevlin, Cook & Jones LLP in Belleville.

Madison County Circuit Court Case number: 2019L 001362

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