Whitney Brakken Jan. 22, 2014, 5:17pm

A railroad is being sued over claims it is liable under the Federal Employers' Liability Act. 

Lance Nelson filed a lawsuit Jan. 14 in the the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against the Kansas City Southern Railway Co., citing violations of the Federal Employers' Liability Act.

Nelson states on Dec. 6, he was employed by the defendant under the terms of FELA when he was injured while working. The plaintiff says he was required to clear trees and vegetation that were obstructing the railroad tracks and was injured when a tree fell on him.

He alleges the defendant failed to provide a safe place to work, failed to provide safe tools and equipment, failed to warn, failed to establish and enforce proper safety procedures, failed to provide adequate manpower, failed to properly instruct, train and supervise and failed to follow rules, regulations, codes and industry standards, according to the complaint.

The plaintiff is seeking more than $75,000 in damages.

He is being represented in the case by Jerry Easley and Bristol Baxley of Rome, Arata & Baxley LLC.

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Civil Action No. 2:14-cv-00020


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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