Ironworker lodges premises liability suit over bridge construction injury

By Annie Cosby | Jun 25, 2014


An ironworker is suing over claims his hand was crushed while working on a bridge construction site in Evanston.

Lawrence Sandoval filed a lawsuit June 2 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co., Kiewit Western Co. and Barnhart Contracting Inc., alleging premises liability.

According to the complaint, Sandoval was an ironworker for S&J Construction working at the Dempster/Chicago Bridge in Evanston on June 23, 2012, when a defective jack and hydraulic lift owned and operated by Barnhart employees crushed his hand.

Kiewit was the general contractor on the project, the suit states.

Sandoval is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by attorneys Colin J. O'Malley and Bryant M. Greening of Goldberg Weisman & Cairo.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L005828.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. 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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