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Engineer sues Metro-North over 2013 derailment

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – An engineer who was injured in the May 2013 derailment of a Metro-North Railroad train in Bridgeport has filed the latest of more than 25 lawsuits.

Steven Bauer, of Orange, claims in his lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court that he suffered serious and permanent injuries. The lawsuit seeks more than $75,000 in damages and claims Metro-North failed to provide a safe work environment and operated the railroad recklessly.

Spokeswoman Marjorie Anders says Metro-North does not comment on pending litigation.

Four of the 28 people who sued Metro North for injuries have accepted settlements. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

An eastbound train derailed May 17, 2013, in Bridgeport and was struck about 20 seconds later by a westbound train. More than 70 people were injured.