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$950,000 Award for Widow of New Jersey Transit Employee Who Died of Job-Related Lung Disease

Marie Quattrocchi of North Arlington, New Jersey, the widow of Filippo Quattrocchi, received compensation from New Jersey Transit. Barry Eichen of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP represented Mrs. Quattrocchi in her claim.

Filippo Quattrocchi began his employment with New Jersey Transit in 1975 where he worked as a trackman at the Hoboken terminal with contaminated soil. He worked 2 months and was laid off. In May of 1976 he returned to work as a trackman. He worked with railroad ties which were dipped in creosote. Plaintiff quit his job with New Jersey Transit and returned to Italy. He returned to work for New Jersey Transit in 1998 as a machine operator. He operated a tamper, raising and lines track, squeezing stones underneath the machine. His last job with New Jersey Transit was in Xanadu, where he worked side by side with different contractors. The contractors for the Meadowlands were dressed in full protection gear at this job site. Mr. Quattrocchi died on September 14, 2011 at the age of 56.