Amtrak employee blames back injuries on allegedly unsafe work environment

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 7, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A California resident alleges an unsafe work environment while she worked for Amtrak caused back injuries.

Dolores Dowell filed a complaint on Dec. 17 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak) alleging that they violated the Federal Employers Liability Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during the course of her employment with defendant in St. Louis, she injured her back because of the violent shaking and vibrations of cars where she was working. She also alleges her injuries were caused by unsafe ergonomics and unsafe postures.

The plaintiff holds National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak) responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide a safe place to work, failed to provide safe appliances 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 greater 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 1822cc11857

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