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After the investigation of a 2010 claim against Union Pacific Railroad, Pamela Lakes, an administrative law judge at the U.S. Department of Labor, has ordered Union Pacific to reinstate a North Platte railroad worker to his apprentice machinist position “as soon as possible” and to pay him $325,000 in damages for illegally firing him.

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BRIDGEPORT, NE. — Railroad crews worked throughout the day on Monday, April 22, to clean up and repair a 15 car train derailment on the BNSF tracks that occurred Sunday from a southbound coal train. No injuries were reported at the time of the incident.

Photo shows aerial view of BNSF train derailment on Sunday, April 21, 2013 in Bridgeport, Nebraska. Photo Courtesy of Krystal Aulick.

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OMAHA, NE. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) has ordered Union Pacific to pay $350,000 and reinstate a worker who they say was fired after reporting an injury to the railroad.


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NORTH PLATTE, NE.  — Three Union Pacific railroad workers were injured, two seriously burned while working on a rail car at Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard in North Platte.

Three Union Pacific railroad workers received burn injuries while working on a coupling with a torch in the Bailey Rail yard in North Platte, NE on December 29, 2012.

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Union Pacific has been ordered by the U.S. Labor Department to pay an employee $24,823 for forcing him to continue working while sick.

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On Wednesday, Dec. 21, Union Pacific Railroad was ordered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to pay more than $300,000 to an Idaho worker who was fired after reporting an on-the-job injury.

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NORTH PLATTE, NE – A railroad worker who was injured on the job and then fired by Union Pacific for reporting a work-related injury has been rehired by the company in North Platte, NE.

Bailey Yard in North Platte, Nebraska where Union Pacific fired railroad worker, Brian Petersen.

North Platte is in Lincoln County, Nebraska in the central part of the state about 225 miles west of Lincoln and 142 miles west of Grand Island. ... Read More

JACKSON, NE – A Northeast Nebraska Railroad train hauling ethanol derailed on Thursday, March 17, 2011 in Jackson, Nebraska.

Northeast Nebraska Railroad Train Derails in Jackson, NE spilling ethanol.

Jackson is in Dakota County, Nebraska in the northeastern part of the state, about 106 miles northwest of Omaha and about 11 miles southwest of Sioux City, IA.
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THEDFORD, NE – Two BNSF trains crashed in Thedford, Nebraska on Thursday, March 10, 2011 causing 72 rail cars to derail.

Two BNSF trains collide and derail creating a pile of empty railcars in the Middle Loup River in Thedford, NE. Photo credit: Dawn E. Bryant/World-Herald News Service

Thedford is in Thomas County, NE in the north-central part of the state, about 157 miles northwest of Grand Island. ... Read More

GRAND ISLAND, NE – CXT Concrete Ties, located in Grand Island, Nebraska, is shutting down and moving operations to Washington State and Arizona.

CXT Concrete company makes precast concrete products, including railroad ties for major railways.

Union Pacific says it couldn’t reach an agreement with CXT over contract negotiations so nearly 70 railroad tie workers are losing their jobs. ... Read More

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