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