Woman alleges unsafe working environment at Amtrak caused knee injury, hearing loss

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 2, 2019

ST. LOUIS – An Illinois resident alleges her hearing loss and knee injuries are the result of an unsafe working environment while she was employed by Amtrak.

Marketia McClellon filed a complaint on Dec. 17 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak) alleging that the public transport provider violated the Federal Employers' Liability Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant as a train attendant. She alleges that she sustained injuries to her left knee as a result of repetitive and cumulative motions and hearing loss due to loud noise during her employment.

The plaintiff holds National Railroad Passenger Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide a safe place to work, failed to provide safe equipment and safe methods for work and failed to warn her of the dangers associated with her job.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount of more than $25,000, costs and all other relief to which she may be entitled. She is represented by D. Matthew Dreesen of Dreesen Law Firm LLC in Chesterfield.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822cc11859

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