Employee alleges negligence by Amtrak in accident caused by rail-line vehicle

By Louie Torres | May 11, 2017

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

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