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SHEPARD v. GRAND TRUNK WESTERN RAILROAD, Inc.

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

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 he stayed until he retired. As a fireman, […]

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NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD Co. v. BAKER et al.

Posted on November 18th, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

Phil Baker worked as a locomotive engineer for Norfolk Southern Railway Company for 18 years. He was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer and passed away. His wife, Linda Baker, brought suit against Norfolk Southern, alleging that her husband’s cancer was caused […]

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Healthy Lung Month & the Risk of Railroad Cancer

Posted on October 15th, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

In 2018, Norfolk Southern Railway earned $4 billion in income. CSX Railroad made $4.74 billion. Union Pacific Railroad pulled down $6 billion in 2018. While these railroads reap enormous amounts of money each year, some of the railroad workers who […]

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Schmaltz v. Norfolk

Posted on September 20th, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

878 F. Supp. 1119 Case Law Series- Plaintiff’s FELA herbicide exposure case dismissed because experts could not tie diagnosis to work exposure. Plaintiff Arthur E. Schmaltz worked as a carman for Norfolk & Western Railway Company. (“N&W”) In May of […]

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Battaglia v. Conrail

Posted on September 20th, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

2009-Ohio-5505, 2009 WL 3325903 Case Law Series- Conrail engineer receives $2.6 Million after court finds his asthma was caused by diesel exposures in locomotive cabs.   In 1976, Francis Battaglia went to work as a brakeman for Consolidated Rail Corp, better […]

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