Kountze resident Anthony Arline is suing BNSF Railway for injuries he received when a defective hand brake allegedly caused him to fall.

Under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, the suit was filed Oct. 2 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Jan. 19, 2012, Arline was in the course and scope of his employment with BNSF. While trying to set a defective hand brake, the brake broke loose from the rail car, causing him to fall.

The suit alleges that Arline’s injuries were caused by the negligence of BNSF.

No specific acts of negligence are listed in the suit.

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

He is demanding a jury trial.

Houston attorney Steve Young of Tavormina & Young represents him.

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

Case No. E193-245

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