A Union Pacific Railroad conductor claims neck injuries due to sitting on a loose or broken seat that went back and forth.

Dennis McFadden filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court Jan. 11, claiming his employer failed to provide him with a reasonably safe place to work.

Among other things, McFadden claims Union Pacific failed to provide adequate training and failed to adequately inspect, maintain or repair the vehicle or seat on which he was injured.

Seeking in excess of $15,000 in damages, McFadden is represented by Steven L. Groves and Gerard B. Schneller of Holland, Groves & Schneller of St. Louis.

McFadden claims he has had to undergo medical treatment, tests, therapy and will require future medical treatment. He also claims lost wages and fringe benefits.

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