A Chicago electrician and his wife are suing a construction company and an electric business, alleging negligence for injuries he says he suffered during work on an expansion of O’Hare International Airport.

Raymond and Monica Laux filed a lawsuit Aug. 21 in Cook County Circuit Court against Walsh Construction Company and Gibson Electric Company Inc.

According to the complaint, Walsh Construction hired Gibson Electric to handle the electrical work for the construction of the airport’s south air traffic control tower. Leyden Electric Inc., Raymond Laux’s employer, was subcontracted to perform work on the job site. The suit says Laux was moving conduit Sept. 25, 2013, when he slipped and fell while crossing an open trench. 

The suit says the plaintiff sustained injuries, loss of current and future wages and medical expenses.

The Lauxes seek damages of more than $50,000, plus legal costs. They are represented by attorney William J. Burke of Costello, McMahon, Burke & Murphy in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015-L008606.

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