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Jefferson County, Mo. jury awards $12.5 million to railroad worker who lost leg

 Tuesday, February 4, 2014

 St Louis Post-Dispatch

A Jefferson County jury has awarded $12.5 million to a railroad worker whose right leg was amputated after being run over by a train. Michael Bolen, 51, of Jackson, Mo., was hurt in May 2012 as he was directing trains in a rail yard in Crystal City. He claims he was walking along the track and tripped over a large rock that was left in the rail yard. He fell onto the tracks and both legs were run over by a slow-moving train.