A wrongful-death suit by a longtime railroad worker’s widow against Consolidated Rail Corp. is getting a second chance after a New Jersey appeals court said the matter was incorrectly dismissed by a trial judge.

The Appellate Division on Aug. 11 remanded for trial a suit claiming that the worker’s more than 35-year career of breathing toxic diesel fumes—without masks and other protective gear provided by the employer—led to terminal lung cancer.

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