PHILADELPHIA – A New York man who worked as a track laborer/trackman, welder, road mechanic and machinist for three train transport companies has initiated legal action against them, claiming they violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by not providing him with a safe work environment over the course of his near 39-year career.
Lee Grenier of South Wales, N.Y. filed suit on Feb. 6 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, against Consolidated Rail (Conrail) Corporation in Philadelphia, Erie Lackawanna Railway and CSX Transportation, Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla.
“Plaintiff [Lee] Grenier was working as a track laborer/trackman, welder, road mechanic/machinist, from May 1974 through March 2016 within the course and scope of his employment for defendants, and during that time the defendants overexposed him to musculoskeletal stressors, such that he developed occupationally-induced musculoskeletal injuries and disease(s) to his shoulders,” the suit says.
The plaintiff says the injuries the defendants caused him have left him unfit for employment at his previous occupation and has sustained substantial damages, in addition to mental and emotional injuries in the process. The plaintiff adds the defendants failed to provide him with a safe work environment, appropriate equipment, adequate supervision, tools and manpower.
The plaintiff is seeking damages, jointly and severally, in excess of the court’s jurisdictional minimum, plus costs and other remedies at law in equity, in addition to a trial by jury in this matter.
The plaintiff is represented by David L. Lockard of David L. Lockard & Associates, in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170200020
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