UPR employee files suit over repetitive injury

By David Yates | May 5, 2011

Harris County resident Frank Tucker has filed suit against Union Pacific Railroad, alleging he was exposed to repetitive trauma throughout his employment.

The suit was filed April 28 in Jefferson County District Court, under the Federal Employer's Liability Act.

According to his lawsuit, Tucker worked for UPR for an unspecified time performing railroad work.

"In the course of said work, plaintiff was repetitively exposed to unsafe working conditions and injured over the course of his employment," the suit states.

The suit accuses UPR of negligently failing to implement a comprehensive ergonomics program, provide him with an air ride seat and warn him of the of the repetitive trauma he would suffer.

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

Beaumont attorney Gilbert T. Adams represents him.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. E189-903

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