Former employee accuses Norfolk Southern of negligence in $3M suit

By Ben Hart | Apr 21, 2014

WILLIAMSON -- Norfolk Southern Railway Company is being sued for $3 million over claims a former employee was injured as a result of an unsafe workplace.


WILLIAMSON -- Norfolk Southern Railway Company is being sued for $3 million over claims a former employee was injured as a result of an unsafe workplace.


Leroy Lippencott filed a lawsuit March 21 in Mingo Circuit Court against Norfolk Southern Railway Company, citing negligence.

Lippencott claims he was employed by the defendant from 1979 through 2013 as a carman. According to the brief, the defendant did not provide a safe environment, proper tools and equipment, necessary supervision or training, resulting in Lippencott sustaining serious and permanent injuries.

Lippencott is seeking $3 million in damages as well as court costs.

He is being represented in the case by Illinois attorney Gregory M. Tobin of Pratt and Tobin P.C.

Mingo Circuit Court Case No. 14-C-45

 

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