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Railway Worker Files Suit For Workplace Injuries


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2/22/2009
Brent Adams
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A former employee of Norfolk Southern Railway Company alleges he sustained personal injuries due to the work he performed for the company.

According to the suit he filed in Illinois’ Madison County Circuit Court on February 12, throughout the work Gary E. Wingfield performed for Norfolk Southern from 1970 through 2007, he was subjected to numerous repetitive traumas that caused him injury.

Wingfield claims his work caused him to experience severe and permanent injuries to his spine, hips, and body and great pain and mental anguish. He also claims that he lost wages, lost earning capacity, and incurred medical expenses.

The suit alleges negligence on the part of Norfolk Southern for failure to provide safe and suitable tools and equipment, failure to provide Wingfield with reasonably necessary and proper equipment and protective equipment, failure to properly supervise Wingfield, failure to warn, allowing unsafe practices to become standard, assigning work to Wingfield it knew would cause him injury and knew was beyond his physical capacity, failure to provide a safe workplace, failure to provide safe work methods, and failure to provide sufficient manpower.

Wingfield seeks damages in excess of $50,000.



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