PHILADELPHIA — A Delaware man is suing Amtrak, alleging negligence led to injuries to the plaintiff.

Vernon Harvey of New Castle, Delaware, filed a complaint Jan. 30 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), alleging the defendant failed to provide adequate help to the plaintiff to perform his duties at work.

According to the complaint, on July 19, 2016, Harvey sustained a severe lumbar spinal injury while performing his duties as a car repairman. The suit says he was injured while trying to lift a new roll of carpeting that weighed between 150 and 175 pounds. 

The plaintiff alleges Amtrak failed to provide tools and assistance to the plaintiff to safely lift and roll the carpet.

Harvey seeks trial by jury and judgment of more than $150,000. He is represented by attorneys Michael J. Olley and Lawrence A. Katz of Coffey Kaye Myers & Olley in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:17-cv-00424-PBT

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