Railroad Worker Silica Exposures

Posted on June 24th, 2020 by Andrew L. Hughes

Railroad workers are at elevated risk of developing silicosis, lung cancer, and pulmonary fibrosis as a result of workplace exposures to silica dust. Silica can be found in ballast, which is the rock foundation below the ties and tracks. Ballast […]

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YORK v. BNSF – Railroad conductor diagnosed with bladder cancer

Posted on January 13th, 2020 by Andrew L. Hughes

Facts: York was employed as a conductor and brakeman for BNSF Railway from 1976 to 1991. During the course of his employment, the plaintiff railroad worker alleged that he was exposed to diesel exhaust and asbestos, which caused him to […]

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Railroad Machinists Sickened By Diesel Exhaust, Asbestos & Welding Fumes

Posted on January 6th, 2020 by Andrew L. Hughes

Three railroad machinists with exposures to asbestos and diesel exhaust brought suit against their former employer, alleging that their diagnoses were caused by workplace exposures at Long Island Railroad. The plaintiffs alleged that they were exposed to a variety of […]

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COLLINS v. BNSF – Experts in FELA Cancer Cases

Posted on January 1st, 2020 by Andrew L. Hughes

Expert testimony is an essential part of a plaintiff’s FELA cancer case. Experts provide opinion testimony on the links between exposures and cancer diagnoses, as well as scientific evidence that relates to cancer. However, railroad companies will do whatever they […]

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Locomotive Engineer w/Laryngeal Cancer & COPD – Case Summary

Posted on December 8th, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

RAILROAD LARYNGEAL CANCER FROM ASBESTOS AND DIESEL EXPOSURES: William Shepard worked for Grand Trunk Western Railroad from 1950 until his retirement in 1991. Starting as a fireman on steam engines, Shepard became an engineer on diesel engines in 1954, where […]

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