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Worker Claims Wrongful Termination For Reporting Slip And Fall Into Pit

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A man from Madison County, Illinois has filed suit, alleging that he was wrongly terminated from his employment at Global Brass and Copper, Inc. after notifying the company of personal injuries he sustained in a fall while working on July 14.

Mitchell E. Musgrow filed suit against Global on March 2 in Madison County Circuit Court, saying that he was wrongfully terminated on July 29 after reporting the injury.

According to the suit, Musgrow slipped on hydraulic fluid, causing him to fall into a 6 to 8-foot deep pit and suffer injuries to his shoulder.

However, the suit says, Musgrow was terminated by Global “in retaliation” for notifying the company of his fall into the pit and the potential injuries.

Musgrow claims his termination caused him to lose substantial wages and benefits. He seeks damages in excess of $100,000 and punitive damages in excess of $750,000, plus costs, from the three-count suit.

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