Whitney Brakken Nov. 6, 2013, 10:30am

A Shaw/Stone & Webster Construction Inc. employee is suing over a workplace accident.

Tony Farmer filed suit in the Cook County Circuit Court on Oct. 29, against Exelon Corp., Exelon Nuclear Partners LLC, Exelon Nuclear, Exelon Generation Co. LLC and Midamerican Energy Co.

According to Farmer, on March 25, 2012, he was performing work at the Quad Cities Generating Station/Nuclear Power Plant in Cordova. The defendants, the suit states, used wet oil while working on the project, which caused the plaintiff to sustain serious injuries.

Among other things, Farmer alleges the defendants failed to provide a safe work environment, failed to provide a safe place to walk, failed to provide adequate tools, failed to fix the leaking oil and failed to provide supports to protect workers from falling, according to the complaint.

Farmer is seeking more than the jurisdictional minimum in damages. He is represented by Chicago attorney Clifford Horwitz of Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates Ltd.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2013L011945.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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