The jury awarded Plaintiff $2,331,000.00 under FELA – failed to provide a safe work place and proper equipment.
A 27 year old railroad conductor for Defendant railroad was thrown from a railroad car when a remote control device malfunctioned causing the locomotive to go into full service brake application. Plaintiff suffered an aggravation of a previous neck injury and a closed head injury. The case was tried in the United States District Court, the Western District of Kentucky. Plaintiff and co-workers testified the battery in the remote control device had previously been reported for falling out. Plaintiff’s doctors testified that Plaintiff was pain free prior to the date of the accident.