Philadelphia juries awarded sizable verdicts last week in two unrelated railroad injury actions.

In Callahan v. National Railroad Passenger Corp., a $4.5 million verdict was handed up Wednesday in a Federal Employers’ Liability Act lawsuit brought by an Amtrak power line maintenance worker who broke both ankles after a roughly 40-foot fall allegedly caused by a rung gap on a utility pole located along a section of track in the Port Richmond area.

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