UP worker says hip injury due to jumping on and off trains

Kelly Holleran Aug. 31, 2009, 4:52am

A Bexar County man has filed suit against Union Pacific Railroad Co., alleging he sustained injuries to his hip after he was forced to jump on and off moving objects.

Glen Savoie claims he worked for Union Pacific, and as part of his work duties, was required to mount and dismount moving equipment in Jefferson County.

The actions caused injuries to Savoie's right hip, according to the complaint filed Aug. 26 in Jefferson County District Court.

Because of his injury, Savoie has suffered lost wages and a diminished earning capacity, physical pain, physical impairment and mental anguish and incurred medical expenses, all of which will likely continue into the future, the suit states.

Savoie is seeking a judgment in excess of the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus post-judgment interest, costs and other relief to which he may be entitled.

Savoie will be represented by Steve Young and John W. Tavormina of Tavormina and Young in Houston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: D184-788.

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