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Man alleges knee injury after he was dragged 50 feet by moving locomotive

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 23, 2018

Medical malpractice 06

EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County man alleges his employers' failure to provide a safe place to work caused him to injure his knee when his foot slipped off a moving locomotive hopper car.

Brett Skort filed a complaint on Feb. 9 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Canadian National Railway Co. and Wisconsin Central LTD, alleging that they violated the Federal Employer's Liability Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 11, 2015, he was in the course and scope of his employment with the defendants when his right leg slipped off of a moving hopper car and was dragged 50 feet by a moving locomotive. 

He alleges he sustained an injury to his left knee and was required to undergo medical and therapeutic care and treatment. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide a safe place to work, failed to provide proper training and failed to promulgate and enforce safety rules.

The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the court, costs and all other just and proper relief. 

He is represented by Michael T. Blotevogel, Roy C. Dripps, Charles W. Armbruster III and Courtney Stirrat of Armbruster, Dripps, Winterscheidt & Blotevogel LLC in Maryville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-176

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Armbruster, Dripps, Winterscheidt and BlotevogelCanadian National RailwayMadison County Circuit CourtWisconsin Central Limited