A Pennsylvania railroad worker who developed kidney cancer has filed a lawsuit against his former employers, claiming they violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA).
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What’s the Problem?
May 31, 2017 – Plaintiff Kenneth L. Kumpf filed the suit earlier this month in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, alleging that the defendants exposed him to carcinogens on a near daily basis for nearly 40 years, which caused him to develop kidney cancer.
The complaint was filed 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.
According to the suit, Kumpf was exposed to various toxic substances “including but not limited to chemicals, solvents, diesel fuel/exhaust, benzene, heavy metals, manganese and rock/mineral dust and fibers.”
Continued exposure to these carcinogens at the workplace for years caused or contributed to Kumpf’s development of kidney cancer, the complaint states.
Plaintiff alleges that the defendants violated FELA by failing to provide him with a safe work environment and exposed him to materials which were “deleterious, poisonous, toxic and highly harmful” to their employees’ health.
Kumpf is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and recoverable under FELA, plus legal expenses. The lawsuit is: Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170502995.
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