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  • Wells v. CSX Transportation Inc.

    Date Decided: Sep 17th, 2010
    Decided By: S.D.Ohio.
    Court: S.D.Ohio.
    Citation: 2010 WL 3703711

    Background:
    Plaintiff brought this action against his employer, CSX, pursuant to the FELA for negligently providing an unsafe workplace resulting in the plaintiff's injury. Plaintiff claims defendant failed to provide a safe work place and violated FELA after plaintiff tripped at the unlit juncture of two locomotive platforms, when the one which he was walking to was six inches higher than that form which he was coming. Plaintiff alleges this negligence was a violation of the Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA). Defendant filed a motion for summary judgment, alleging that defendant was not negligent because it could not have anticipated plaintiff would have tripped as he walked between two platforms. Essentially, defendant contended that it could not be charged with negligence for failing to anticipate plaintiff's own negligence.


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