Railroad employee alleges back injuries from decades of work

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 11, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS – A signalman alleges decades of work with a railway company has injured his back and rendered him disabled.

Kevin E. Banks filed a complaint on Aug. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Norfolk Southern Railway Co. alleging the railroad corporation failed to provide a reasonably safe place to work.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant from 1979 to May 2014 and sustained injuries to his back. He alleges he has been rendered unemployable and totally disabled from gainful employment.

The plaintiff alleges Norfolk Southern Railway failed to provide adequate manpower and failed to provide a safe place to work.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $75,000, plus costs incurred for this action. 

He is represented by Drew C. Baebler of The Baebler Firm LLC in St. Louis.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:17-cv-00831

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