Man Files FELA Lawsuit Against Alton & Southern Railroad

April 4, 2006

A former railroad employee filed a Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) lawsuit against his employer Alton & Southern for injuries he suffered in last year’s accident at the East St. Louis yard.

Dwight Baxton filed the claim in St. Clair County Circuit Court in Illinois on March 10.

According to the lawsuit, Baxton alleges he was grievously injured when he tried to throw a malfunctioning railroad switch.

He claims he suffered injuries to his neck, back, and legs, which has caused him to be permanently disabled.

The lawsuit alleges that Alton & Southern acted negligently and carelessly when they failed to provide their employers with a reasonably safe work place.

Furthermore, the suit claims the railroad company failed to adequately maintain or monitor the efficacy of their equipment.

Baxton seeks more than $50,000 in damages for pain and suffering, past and future lost wages, and past and future medical bills.

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