PHILADELPHIA — A train employee is suing the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), claiming an alleged hostile work environment and that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Kim Marie Shiller of New Jersey filed a complaint on April 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging that Amtrak failed to provide adequate handholds inside the baggage car of its train.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on Aug. 1, 2016, she sustained physical injuries to her head and face when she tripped over an uneven floor surface. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible because it allegedly failed to make sure that the floor of its train was properly even for the safety of its employees.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for damages that exceed $150,000. She is represented by Michael J. Olley of Coffey Kaye Myers & Olley in Bala Cynwyd.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:17-cv-01679-MMB

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