A Delaware man has cited Amtrak with unsafe working conditions after he sustained a work-related injury in 2012.
Eoin Mooney filed a lawsuit Sept. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against National Railroad Passenger Corp., doing business as Amtrak, alleging negligence and breach of duty in violation of the Federal Employers' Liability Act.
According to the complaint, Mooney began working as an electrician for the defendant in November 2010. The suit states he was injured in Feb. 6, 2012, when a box knife that the defendant gave him to strip wire and cable slipped, causing him to slice his upper right leg.
The civil action says the defendant failed to provide Mooney with a safe place to work by not giving him the proper tools and equipment, not inspecting equipment for defects, not enforcing safe work methods and procedures, and not warning him of potentially hazardous conditions.
Mooney claims he has and will continue to endure physical pain, mental distress, limitation and restriction of his usual daily activities, and medical expenses.
Mooney seeks damages of more than $75,000, plus attorney fees, court costs and other relief deemed appropriate by the court. He is being represented by attorney Patrick J. Finn of Myers Lafferty Law Offices in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:15-cv-05038-JHS.