Port Terminal Railroad Association worker alleges missing floor in locomotive caused injuries

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 18, 2018

HOUSTON – A railroad worker alleges he was injured when he stepped into a locomotive that didn't have a floor and fell.

Michael Strothers filed a complaint on Aug. 29 in the Harris County District Court against Port Terminal Railroad Association (PTRA), et al. alleging strict liability.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March, he was in the course and scope of his employment with defendant PTRA as a switchman and was injured when he stepped into the cab of a locomotive with a missing floor, causing him to fall. He alleges he sustained injuries to his back, neck, shoulder and other parts of the body as a result of the fall. 

The plaintiff holds Port Terminal Railroad Association, et al. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly service and maintain the locomotive and failed to ensure that the locomotive was safe for use.

The plaintiff seeks monetary relief of no less than $1 million and such other and further relief to which he is justly entitled. He is represented by Clint E. McGuire of Martinez & McGuire PLLC in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2018-58698

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