Trackman sues Norfolk Southern over repetitive traumas

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 4, 2007

A trackman for Norfolk Southern Railway filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act complaint in Madison County Circuit Court April 3, claiming Norfolk failed to provide a safe place to work.

Represented by Greg Tobin of East Alton, Paul Berry claims he was subjected to numerous repetitive traumas while repairing railroad tracks from 1977 through 2005.

Berry claims Norfolk failed to provide a reasonably safe place to work, failed to provide safe methods of work, failed to provide sufficient manpower and failed to provide safe tools and equipment.

He claims he sustained severe and permanent injuries to his back and neck which has caused great pain and mental anguish, loss of wages, and medical expenses.

Berry is seeking a judgment in excess of $50,000. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron.

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