FELA suit filed after railroad worker trips over debris

David Yates Jun. 11, 2008, 5:52pm

A railroad employee claims it was his employer's responsibility to keep him from tripping over a mound of debris and has as a result filed suit against Kansas City Southern Railway.

Darrie C. Londow's Federal Employer Liability Act suit was filed June 10 in the Jefferson County District Court.

According to the plaintiff's suit, on May 2, 2008, Londow was performing maintenance work for KCS near Beaumont "when he tripped and fell on debris causing his injuries."

"The injuries to Plaintiff were due in whole � to the negligence of Defendant," the suit says. "Plaintiff suffered injuries to his back and other parts of his body � and will continue to suffer in this manner for a long time into the future."

Londow's suit does not entail how exactly KCS was negligent or responsible for his injury.

He is suing for past and future mental anguish, lost earnings, impairment, medical expenses and disfigurement, plus all court costs.

Londow is represented by Provost Umphrey attorney Michael Hennen.

The case has been assigned to Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th Judicial District.

Case No. B181-894

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