FELA suits filed in Madison County

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 8, 2005, 7:11am

Two railroad workers filed separate Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA) lawsuits April 7 in Madison County Circuit Court seeking damages for injuries they sustained while working on the railroad.

Greg Marshall claims he suffered injuries to his neck, back, spine and wrists by repetitive stress trauma while working for Norfolk Southern Railway for 23 years from 1968-2001 as a clerk.

Marshall is seeking at least $50,000 in damages claiming his employer failed to provide him with a safe place to work, proper tools to perform his duties, and failed to warn him that he may be vulnerable to repetitive stress injuries.

Marshall is represented by Gregory Tobin of Pratt & Tobin of East Alton. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Philip Kardis in Granite City.

In another case, Reno Eggleston is suing Alton & Southern Railroad, claiming he was injured on Oct. 26, 2003, when his remote control device failed to timely engage on his locomotive. The malfunction caused him to crash into another locomotive.

Eggleston, who is employed as a switchman in the East St. Louis yard, is seeking at least $50,000 in damages. He is represented by Thomas Stewart.

Eggleston’s case has been assigned to Circuit Judge George Moran.

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