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HOUSTON, TX – A 19-year old man was struck by a Union Pacific train traveling 12 mph on Wednesday, Oct 26, in northeast Houston at about 3:30 p.m. along a section of tracks near Lorraine and Semmes, according to Union Pacific officials.

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PASADENA, TX – A woman who collded with a train Wednesday, Aug 3, did not sustain life threatening injuries, however, as a precaution she was transported via LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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CORSICANA, TX – A Union Pacific freight train derailed in Corsicana, TX on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Corsicana is in Navarro County Texas in the eastern part of the state about 189 miles northwest of Houston and about 57 miles southeast of Dallas.

Derailed freight cars shown tipped over onto their sides along with a large section of damaged track in a Union Pacific freight train derailment in Corsicana, TX shortly after noon on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Photo credit: Bob Belcher / Corsicana Daily Sun

Six cars jumped the tracks in the mishap, which occurred about 12:18 p.m. in a section of track near W 12th Ave. between S 12th St. and S 14th St. near the Oil City Iron Works.
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HOUSTON, TX – A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train derailed near downtown Houston on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

BNSF train derails near downtown Houston, TX on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Photo credit: KTRK TV Houston, TX

Houston is located in Harris County, Texas in the southern part of the state, about 51 miles northwest of Galveston and about 163 miles southeast of Austin. ... Read More

CLEVELAND  FBI – On February 7 an information was filed charging FELA lawyer, Robert L. (“Pete”) McKinney, age 59, of Houston, Texas, with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery in federally funded programs. McKinney is accused of paying cash bribes to two high-ranking officials in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (“BLET”), according to Steven M. Dettelbach, US Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

“Corruption in organized labor will not be tolerated,” Dettelbach said. “Today’s filing demonstrates our commitment to prosecuting all those involved, whether they are the self-dealing union official or a licensed attorney seeking union business.”

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HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS 269th JUDICIAL DISTRICT –  FELA lawyer, Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, represent a 46-year old railroad worker from Harris County, Texas, who was performing his duties as a machine operator helper while in the employment of Union Pacific, when he was caused to suffer physical injuries due to the negligence of Union Pacific.

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HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS 152 JUDICIAL COURT – FELA attorneys, Gordon, Elias & Seeley, represent a 30 year old Louisiana railroad worker who was performing his duties as a switchman for Defendant Union Pacific when he was caused to suffer physical injuries directly caused by the negligence of Defendant. The incident occurred on around or about 10/17/08.

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OSHA’s Region 7 Office announced Wednesday that BNSF has been ordered to pay an employee over $95,000 for violating the Whistleblower Provisions of the FRSA. BNSF suspended the employee for 30 days after he reported an on-the-job injury. BNSF suspended the employee for 30 days for allegedly using the wrong tool in the incident in which he was hurt. OSHA’s investigation concluded that the tool was not available to the employee until after he was hurt.

An OSHA investigation upheld the employee’s allegation that the Ft. Worth, Texas-based railroad issued him a Level S 30-day record suspension and one-year probation in retaliation for reporting a work-related injury. ... Read More

HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS – Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, FELA lawyers, represent a Victoria, Texas railroad employee who sustained a lower back injury due to the negligence of Union Pacific Railroad.

The plaintiff is a 34 year-old machinist who was working for Union Pacific Railroad around Vanderbilt, Texas near mile post 240.

The incident occurred on October 7, 2009. The plaintiff was traveling northbound on the track from Placedo to Vanderbilt, Texas with a tamper machine following behind being operated by another employee of Union Pacific. ... Read More

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