Dan Harkins Jul. 4, 2015, 4:25pm

A man is suing several construction companies after being injured when a crane allegedly dropped a traffic control signal on him.

Mark Sanders filed complaint June 18 in Cook County Circuit Court against General Steel Contractors Inc., T.J. Lambrecht Construction Inc., F.H. Paschen S.N., Nielsen and Associates, T.J. Lambrecht Construction Inc., F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen and Associates.

On Nov. 29, 2012, the lawsuit states, an employee of the defendants, Joseph Pounds, was operating a crane at Interstate 69 and state Highway 58 in Davis County, installing a traffic sign.

Meanwhile, Sanders was standing near the crane, Pounds allegedly dropped a sign on the plaintiff.

The defendant, by a through its employee, is cited with failing to safely operate the crane, maintain a proper lookout, operate with a clear vision, and supervise its agents.

As a result, the lawsuit states, Sanders suffered permanent injuries and disabilities, pain and suffering, loss of income and a normal life, and medical expenses.

The plaintiff, citing carelessness and negligence, seeks damages in excess of $300,000, plus costs.

The plaintiff is represented by attorney Robert A. Montgomery in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L006201.

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