ST. LOUIS – A railroad conductor alleges he was injured in a fall while working when the ladder he was using broke away.
Reece Weatherby filed a complaint on Nov. 6 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Union Pacific Railroad Co. citing the Federal Employers Liability Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 15, he was working as a freight railroad conductor in St. Louis and was injured when the rail car ladder on which he was working broke away from the rail car and he fell. He alleges he sustained injuries to his neck, back, spine and left shoulder because of the fall.
The plaintiff holds Union Pacific Railroad Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide a reasonably safe place to work and failed to provide safe equipment.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in a fair and reasonable sum of more than $25,000, plus costs. He is represented by Nelson G. Wolff and Scott M. Gershenson of Schlichter Bogard & Denton in St. Louis.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11569