Widow of Man Killed by Newsprint Roll Sues Philadelphia Newspaper Company

The widow of a Claymont, Del. man filed suit today against numerous companies, including the former publishers of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, for an accident that left her husband crushed to death last May.

A rail car loaded with 1,500-pound rolls of newsprint is at the heart of the lawsuit filed by Sarah Troester. Rick Jerewicz, the plaintiff’s attorney, says 43-year-old Jeff Troester, an assistant train engineer, never had a chance when he pulled open the door of a railroad car.

“The reason why Jeff lost his life needlessly was because the roll was not properly braced,” Jerewicz said.