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Supreme Court Rescinds Grant of Review for Widow's FELA Claim

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, April 14, 2017 | 1074 | 0 | 82 min read

The Florida Supreme Court has rescinded its grant of review to a widow’s Federal Employers Liability Act claim for her husband’s fatal heart attack. Larry Sells had worked as a conductor for CSX Transportation. In August 2006, he suffered a heart attack shortly after disembarking from a train to manually operate a switch in a rural area of Clay County. Dick Wells, the conductor for the CSX train, called CSX's dispatcher for help on the train's radio system, since CSX's company policy and federal regulations prohibited him from using a cellphone while operating th...

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