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Posted on July 24th, 2009,
by Zane Cagle

Railroad company faces FELA suit over unsafe equipment in Illinois

Posted on July 24th, 2009 by Zane Cagle

A railroad employee filed suit earlier this month against his employee in St. Clair County Circuit Court, alleging that he contracted a musculoskeletal disease from working with unsafe equipment. Having worked as a carman for the rail company since 1971, the plaintiff claims he was subjected to risk factors that contributed to the development of cumulative trauma or musculoskeletal disorders in his back and spine. Within the suit, the plaintiff names 24 negligent acts performed by the company throughout his employment, including failure to provide a safe work environment. Most of his health problems stemmed from forceful, repetitive movements which caused him to suffer permanent and disabling injuries to his back and spine. As a result of his injuries, the plaintiff incurred damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, emotional pain and suffering and severe physical pain.

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