ComEd sued by Meade Electric Co. employee over injury

By Whitney Brakken | Jan 17, 2014

A laborer is suing ComEd, claiming he was injured by electrical lines.

William Jimenez filed a lawsuit Dec. 10 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Commonwealth Edison Co., citing negligence.

According to the complaint, ComEd retained Meade Electric Co. to perform work on underground lines at Morgan and Harrison streets in Chicago. Jiminez claims he was employed by Meade and working on the lines on Nov. 5 when an electrical fault occurred, causing him to sustain injury.

He further alleges that the defendant negligently allowed him to work on the lines that were susceptible to faulting, failed to determine if the lines were safe and failed to perform tests to determine if they were susceptible to faulting or safe.

Jimenez is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional minimum and is being represented in the case by Edward G. Willer of Corboy & Demetrio PC.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L013971.

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

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