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Worker dies while cleaning oil residue inside rail car at Mounds, Illinois, facility
A U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation found that Environmental Remediation and Recovery Inc. did not have equipment or trained personnel to rescue a 27-year-old worker promptly who collapsed and later died while cleaning a rail car. OSHA has cited...
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway ordered by US Department of Labor's OSHA to pay more than $526k
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway has been ordered to pay more than $526,000 in back wages and other damages to two workers following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA found that the company, based in Fort Worth, Texas,...
UP ordered to reinstate injured employee & pay over $85,000 in damages for illegal retaliation
Union Pacific Railroad has been ordered to reinstate an injured employee and pay the worker more than $85,000 in damages following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA found that the company, based in Omaha, Neb., was in...
Grand Trunk Western Railway Co., Union Pacific ordered to pay back wages to injured employees
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found Grand Trunk Western Railway Co. and Union Pacific Railroad Co. in violation of the Federal Railroad Safety Act for suspending and/or disciplining five workers following the reporting of workplace injuries...
OSHA cites Norfolk Southern again
WASHINGTON – Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has been ordered to pay $1,121,099 to three workers following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which found that the company violated the whistleblower provisions of the Federal Railroad...
BNSF signs accord with OSHA regarding employee practices under Federal Railroad Safety Act
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has signed an accord with BNSF Railway Co., headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, announcing BNSF's voluntary revision of several personnel policies that OSHA alleged violated the whistleblower provisions of the...
Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by OSHA to pay more than $932,000 after illegal terminations
Investigations found violations of Federal Railroad Safety Act whistleblower provisionsCHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found that Norfolk Southern Railway Co. violated the whistleblower protection provisions of the Federal Railroad...
OSHA cites Landmark Services Cooperative for failing to protect workers loading rail cars from falls
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Landmark Services Cooperative, a Wisconsin grain cooperative, with one willful safety violation for failing to protect workers from falls while they were loading grain products into rail cars at its...
OSHA orders Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway to pay over $300,000 to suspended whistleblower
SEATTLE – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. to pay an employee more than $300,000 representing back wages, compensatory damages, attorney's fees and punitive damages.The employee filed a...
OSHA orders Railroad to promote and pay more than $141,000 to whistleblower worker
Largest amount of punitive damages ordered by OSHA under Federal Railroad Safety ActBOSTON – An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found that the Metro North Commuter Railroad Co. discriminated against an employee by...

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