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Man who fell from Skyjack scissor lift settles his suit

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EAST ST. LOUIS – Tresean Gines of Park Forest, who fell from a Skyjack scissor lift while replacing lights outside Lowe’s in Fairview Heights, settled his claims against Lowe’s, Skyjack, and lift owner United Rental on Feb. 3.

Skyjack also settled a third party claim against Gines’s employer, Reliable Lamping.

Former U. S. magistrate judge Stephen Williams of Belleville successfully mediated the case.

The accident happened in 2020, and Ted Gianaris of Alton filed a complaint for Gines in St. Clair County circuit court last year.

Skyjack removed it to U. S. district court, asserting diverse citizenship as a Canadian business.

Last August, after the parties inspected the Skyjack and the parking lot, Skyjack filed a third party complaint alleging negligence on the part of Reliable Lamping.

District Judge David Dugan set trial this June but mediation resolved all claims.

Peter Herzog and Thomas Palozzolo of St. Louis represented Skyjack.

Charles Vaughn and Joshua Breithaupt of Clayton, Missouri, represented Lowe’s.

Lyndon Sommer and Casey Wong of St. Louis represented United Rentals.

Kevin Clark of Clayton represented Reliable Lamping.