Railroad worker sues common carrier over trip, fall

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 28, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A railroad worker claims he was injured when he tripped and fell on an obstruction at his employer's Venice yard. 

Timothy Kennedy filed a complaint on Feb. 20 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis, alleging it failed to provide a reasonably safe place to work.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 10, 2016, he was performing work in the course and scope of his employment with the defendant in its Venice yard when he stepped on an obstruction with his right foot, causing him to fall to the ground. 

As a result, Kennedy claims he sustained injuries to his low back and right leg. 

The plaintiff alleges Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis failed to inspect and maintain the walkway, failed to provide adequate lighting and failed to warn the plaintiff of the tripping hazard.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus costs. 

He is represented by Eric D. Holland of Holland Law Firm LLC in St. Louis.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-227

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