DETROIT (WWJ) – A Michigan man who once worked on the Soo Locks is suing his former employers, alleging that he suffered a debilitating illness from on the job exposure to pigeon droppings.
Fifty-four-year old Bruce Harrison worked for the Grand Trunk Western Railroad Co. and Canadian National/Illinois Central Railroad.
He says they failed to protect him from hazardous work conditions.
Harrison says eventually, he developed symptoms consistent with
histoplasmosis, a respiratory disease that can be spread by spores in bird droppings.
He says he hasn’t been able to work for the past few years.