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Machinist suffers tinnitus from horn blast in shop – $900,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 43-year-old Norfolk Southern machinist, sustained an acoustic injury on April 17, 2006, when a locomotive horn was inadvertently blown inside the Shaffer’s Crossing locomotive repair shop in Roanoke. He sustained an acute hearing loss, pain in both ears and severe headaches, all of which soon resolved. However, he also suffered the immediate onset of ...