BEAUMONT – A Kansas City Southern Railway employee is suing the company for more than $750,000 in damages, alleging he was injured while on the job.

David Theriot filed the suit June 2 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on May 18 Theriot was riding on a railcar in a coupling and uncoupling maneuver when his handhold gave way, causing him to fall and get his foot hung up in the stirrup. He was then dragged.

Theriot injured his back, knee and left ankle in the incident.

He is accusing KCSR of negligently failing to provide him with a safe place to work and failing to maintain the railcar.

Theriot is suing for his past and future lost wages, mental anguish, impairment and medical expenses.

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

Judge Baylor Wortham, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. D-200160

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