David Yates Oct. 24, 2013, 3:18pm

Kansas City Southern Railway Co. has given notice of filing of records and certificate of Internal Revenue Service record in a personal injury lawsuit.

As previously reported, on Aug. 24, 2012, railroad worker Jerrod Mattox filed suit against his employer, KCSR, in Jefferson County District Court for a knee injury he suffered while on the job.

Court records show the notice of IRS records was filed Aug. 20, making available the records for inspection.

Court records further show that on Jan. 29, KCSR had filed a motion to quash and for protective order, asserting Mattox was seeking production of documents not related to his injury.

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 KCSR, 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 KCSR 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 represents him.

Germer Gertz attorney Toby Nash represents KCSR.

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

Case No. A192-941

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