David Yates Aug. 29, 2012, 1:38pm

Railroad worker Jerrod Mattox is suing his employer, the Kansas City Southern Railway Co., for a knee injury he suffered while on the job.

The suit was filed Aug. 24 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on June 15 Mattox was attempting to align a dangerous railroad switch, while in the course and scope of his employment with KCS, when he injured his left knee and other parts of his body.

His injury was aggravated by dangerous footing conditions in the workplace, the suit states.

The suit accuses KCS of negligently failing to provide Mattox with a safe workplace and sufficient manpower, and also failed to adequately train and supervise him.

Seeking more than $50,000 in damages, the plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Attorney Jerry Easley of the Pearland law firm  represents him.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A192-941

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