Conductor critically hurt in Philadelphia train derailment sues Amtrak

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Posted: May 19, 2015 11:33 AM

(Reuters) - A conductor critically injured in last week's deadly Philadelphia train derailment has filed a lawsuit against Amtrak, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Emilio Fonseca, 33, was taking a restroom break in the first car during his work shift when the passenger train went off the rails, killing eight people, attorney Bruce Nagel said at a news conference. Fonseca suffered a broken neck, back and both shoulders, and was believed to be the most severely injured Amtrak employee, Nagel said.

(Reporting by Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Laila Kearney)