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Conductor alleges Illinois Central negligence caused his injuries

By The Madison County Record | Jul 13, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A conductor is suing Illinois Central, alleging its negligence caused him to suffer injuries.

Jonathan Jones filed a lawsuit June 17 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Illinois Central Railroad Company, alleging negligence in failing to provide a safe place to work.

According to the complaint, on June 21, 2013, during the course of Jones' employment, he was injured when he fell while walking along the Illinois Central tracks near mile 32.9 on the defendant's Lenzburg lead. His injuries caused him to suffer great physical pain and mental anguish, loss of earning capacity and loss of normal life, the suit says. 

The plaintiff alleges Illinois Central failed to respond to employee complaints about the difficulty of walking on ballasted surfaces in the area of its tracks, required Jones to walk on improperly ballasted surfaces and allowed limestone to accumulate along the walking surface.

Jones seeks a trial by jury, judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs of suit. He is represented by attorney Fritz Faerber of Faerber & Anderson PC in St. Louis, Missouri.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-318

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