Norfolk Southern Named in FELA Lawsuit

April 26, 2007

Norfolk Southern is being targeted in a FELA lawsuit filed by a man who claims the railroad giant failed to provide him with a safe place to work among other things.

Roger D. Schroen claims he was subject to repetitive trauma while repairing the company’s railroad tracks and this caused him to suffer severe and permanent injury to his shoulders, hips, feet and back.

The lawsuit accuses Norfolk Southern of failing to provide:

  • A safe working environment
  • Safe methods of work
  • Safe tools and equipment
  • Adequate manpower

Shroen is seeking more than $50,000 in damages for medical expenses, pain and mental anguish, and lost wages.

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