Woman injured while attempting to board moving train sues KCSR

David Yates Dec. 19, 2013, 12:55pm

While attempting to board a moving train, Stephanie Collins, a railroad worker, claims she caught her clothes on some debris and was pulled to the ground.

Alleging her employer failed “to enforce safe procedures,” Collins filed suit against Kansas City Southern Railway Co. on Dec. 12 in Jefferson County District Court. 

According to the lawsuit, on Oct. 7 Collins, while in KSCR employ, attempted to board a moving locomotive in Port Arthur when her clothing got caught on debris.

“The debris dragged Ms. Collins from the locomotive, causing her to fall to the ground,” the suit states, adding that she injured her left knee, hip and back.

The suit accuses KCSR of negligently failing to issue and enforce safe procedures and rules and failing to properly supervise Collins.

The plaintiff is suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

She is represented by Bristol Baxley, attorney for the Pearland law firm Rome, Arata & Baxley LLC.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B195-038

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