A Pennsylvania man who worked as a railroad employee for 40 years has filed a lawsuit against his former employees, claiming that job-site exposure to carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) caused him to develop kidney cancer.
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May 31, 2017 – According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff Kenneth L. Kumpf sustained his injuries while working as an electrician for 2 major rail transport companies from September 1975 through December 2015. Plaintiff alleges the defendants violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by placing him in a work environment which exposed him to carcinogens.
The complaint was filed May 19 against Penn Central Corporation (doing business as “American Premier Underwriters, Inc.”) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Consolidated Rail (Conrail) Corporation in Philadelphia, and Norfolk Southern Railway Company, of Norfolk, Virginia.
“During the course and scope of his career with the defendant railroads and while working in the defendants’ yards, buildings and along its right of ways, plaintiff was exposed to various toxic substances and carcinogens including but not limited to chemicals, solvents, diesel fuel/exhaust, benzene, heavy metals, manganese and rock/mineral dust and fibers,” the complaint states. “Plaintiff’s exposure to the above referenced toxic substances and known carcinogens, whether by touch, inhalation or consumption, in whole or in part, caused or contributed to his development of kidney cancer.”
Kumpf claims the defendants violated FELA by failing to provide him with a safe work environment and exposed him to materials which were toxic to his health.
Plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and recoverable under FELA, plus legal expenses. The complaint is: Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170502995.
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