According to the personal injury suit an employee of a concrete company filed, he was struck in the head and chest by the chute to a concrete truck, resulting in damage to his nervous system.
On August 19, Kenneth Buneta filed suit against RC Lonestar Inc. and Red-E Mix in Illinois’ Madison County Circuit Court.
Buneta claims that on August 23, 2007, he was working for Rakers Concrete and was aiding to pour a patio pad when the incident occurred.
The suit says that the truck’s operator suddenly, and without warning, drove forward, which caused the chute to sway and hit Buneta in the head and chest, resulting in injury.
Buneta claims the incident has caused him to experience permanent injury, injury to his nervous system, and loss of wages and incur medical costs.
Buneta alleges negligence on the part of RC Lonestar and Red-E Mix for moving the truck despite the chute not being secure, failure to warn workers around the truck that it was preparing to move, and failure to maintain a proper lookout.
Buneta seeks damages in excess of $100,000 from the two-count suit.