PHILADELPHIA — An employee is suing National Railroad Passenger Corporation, commonly known as Amtrak, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries, liability and negligence for a workplace accident.

Miguel Vasquez filed a complaint on April 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Amtrak alleging that the rail transportation employer failed to provide a relatively safe working environment to its employees.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on Dec. 8, 2016, he was seriously injured from being violently struck while working on a rail line. The plaintiff holds Amtrak responsible because it allegedly failed to inspect the braking system of a high rail boom truck that slammed into the back of the plaintiff's truck while he and a co-pilot were stopped.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in the amount of $150,000. He is represented by Michael J. Olley and Lawrence A. Katz of Coffey Kaye Myers & Olley in Bala Cynwyd.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:17-cv-01870-PBT

Want to get notified whenever we write about any of these organizations ?
Next time we write about any of these organizations, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.

Organizations in this Story

U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Pennsylvania
601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Coffey, Kaye, Myers & Olley
2 Bala Plaza
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Amtrak
60 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002-4285

More News