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Beam fell from CTA track near Halsted Street and hit pedestrian, suit alleges

By Annie Cosby | Aug 21, 2014


A man is suing the city's transit authority, claiming he was injured when a beam fell from the elevated train tracks near North Halsted Street.

Kyle E. Fountaine filed a lawsuit Aug. 11 in the Cook County Circuit Court against the Chicago Transit Authority, alleging premises liability, negligence and construction negligence.

According to the complaint, Fountaine was walking underneath tracks undergoing maintenance by the CTA in the vicinity of North Halsted Street on Sept. 7, when a beam fell from the train tracks above and struck him, causing severe injury.

Fountaine is seeking damages and is being represented in the case by attorney Julie L. Pustilnik of Anesi, Ozmon, Ordin, Novak & Kohen Ltd. in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L008408.

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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