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Railway worker alleges back injury due to poor safety precautions

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 18, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A railway worker is suing Alton & Southern Railway Company, alleging he suffered a back injury on the job.

Terry Breier Jr. filed a complaint on March 24 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court, alleging the railroad company failed to comply with the Federal Employers' Liability Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 15, 2014, he was performing his assigned duties when he sustained severe and permanent injuries to his back.

As a result, he claims he suffered pain and mental anguish, lost earnings and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges Alton & Southern failed to provide a reasonably safe place to work and to provide proper tools and equipment that reduce the risk of injury.

Breier requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs of this suit. 

He is represented by David L. Blunt of Blunt Slocomb Ltd. in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-153

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