A man has filed a personal injury suit against a roofing company and one of its employees, claiming that he suffered injuries when a bundle of shingles was thrown on top of him while he was working for the company.

According to the suit he filed on January 22 in Illinois’ St. Clair County Circuit Court, Garen Stulce was working on a home in Belleville, Illinois as an employee of F-M Contracting and was walking out of the home’s garage when a bundle of shingles was dropped on top of him from the roof on May 17, 2007.

The suit says that another employee of F-M Contracting threw the shingles from the front gable of the roof and it struck Stulce on his head and neck.

Stulce claims that the incident has caused him to suffer severe, permanent, and progressive personal injuries, especially to the neck, and disfigurement. He also claims to have experienced disability, an increase in the risk of future harm from his injuries, pain and suffering, and lost wages in addition to incurring medical expenses.

The suit alleges negligence on the part of F-M Contracting and Darryn J. Ficken, who was responsible for employees at the site, by throwing the shingles from the roof, failure to carry the bundle of shingles to the ground, failure to supervise employees carrying the shingles from the roof, failure to maintain a proper lookout, and failure to warn.

Stulce seeks damages in excess of $200,000, plus costs, from the four-count suit.

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