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Probe into Amazon.com Illinois building collapse opened

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An investigation into an Amazon.com Inc building collapse in Illinois on Friday night has been opened by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an official at the U.S. Department of Labor said on Monday. OSHA has six months to complete its investigation, issue citations and propose monetary penalties if violations of workplace safety and or health regulations are found,…

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Woman sues over icy slip, fall at Cahokia AutoZone

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A customer claims she suffered injuries when she slipped and fell on ice at the Cahokia AutoZone Auto Parts store. Robyn Bergman filed a complaint on Nov. 12 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against AutoZone, Inc doing business as AutoZone Auto Parts – Cahokia, alleging negligence. According to the complaint, Bergman claims she was walking in the parking…

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Motorist allegedly turned in front of traffic, caused Bethalto crash

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A motorist is being sued for allegedly causing a crash after turning in front of oncoming traffic in Bethalto. Jessica and Andrew Sarver filed a complaint on Nov. 22 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Jacob Mennemeier. According to the complaint, on Nov. 27, 2019, Jessica Sarver were driving southbound on South Moreland Road when Mennemeier, who was driving…

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Suit alleges ambulance driver caused Granite City crash

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An ambulance driver is accused of running a stop sign in Granite City and causing a collision. Angela Osorio filed a lawsuit on Nov. 23 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Abbott Ambulance, Inc., American Medical Response of Illinois, Inc. and Shernice L. Johnson. According to the complaint, Osorio was a passenger in a motor vehicle that was traveling…

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Schnucks denies liability in suit alleging slip, fall at Belleville store

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The Belleville Schnucks claims a customer caused her own injuries when she failed to keep a proper lookout before allegedly slipping on a foreign substance on the floor. Theresa Collins filed the complaint in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Schnuck Markets Inc. The suit was filed through attorneys Brady McAninch and John Hipskind of Hipskind & McAninch LLC in…

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Maintenance company claims Walmart customer caused her own injuries in icy slip, fall suit

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The company responsible for maintaining an O’Fallon Walmart parking lot argues that a customer caused her own injuries when she slipped and fell on the open and obvious condition of ice and snow. Kiara Gomiller filed the complaint in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Washington Prime Group Inc. and KLM Commercial Sweeping Inc. The suit was filed through…

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COA: Roadside tech struck by tire entitled to underinsured-motorist benefits

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An auto insurance company couldn’t convince the Court of Appeals of Indiana to change its mind about allowing a roadside assistance worker to receive underinsured-motorist coverage after he was injured while working. Zachary Shipley was injured on the job as a roadside tire technician in 2018. Driving a van owned by his employer, R & H Tire, Shipley went to…

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Motorist alleges tractor trailer driver caused collision on I-270

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A motorist claims a tractor trailer driver sideswiped his vehicle on Interstate 270, causing him to suffer injuries. Jerry Lamont Young filed a complaint Nov. 12 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Jim Douglas Matson and Lembeck Enterprises LLC, alleging negligence. According to his complaint, Young was driving a Chevy Impala and traveling on Interstate 270 in Edwardsville on…

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Homeowner sued after visitor allegedly fell down stairs

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A homeowner is facing a negligence suit after a visitor allegedly fell on uneven steps at the entrance to her property. Pauline Lange filed a complaint Nov. 12 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Fred and Carol Gronemeier, alleging negligence. According to the complaint, Lange was at the defendant’s residence on Nov. 20, 2019. She alleges the stairs were…

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Passenger alleges semi’s defective braking system caused collision

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A passenger in a tractor trailer claims he was injured when the truck’s brakes suddenly engaged and caused the truck to overturn. Daimler Trucks North America is facing a suit after an alleged defect in one of their semi-tractor’s automatic braking system caused a driver to suffer injuries. Norman A. Lanier filed a complaint Nov. 11 in the U.S. District…

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