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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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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

KEARNEY, NE – Two Union Pacific (UP) trains passing each other on different lines collided and derailed on September 8, 2010 at about 8:00 p.m. in Kearney, Nebraska. The two trains were going in opposite directions on adjacent tracks at the time.

Twisted wreckage of train derailment from two passing Union Pacific trains in Kearney, NE.

Kearney is in Kearney County, Nebraska in the south central part of the state about 13.5 miles southwest of Gibbon and 42 miles southwest of Grand Island. ... Read More

NORFOLK, NE – The funeral service for 38-year-old Jeffery Scholl of Norfolk, who died when floodwaters collapsed a bridge over the Elkhorn River, has been set for Tuesday, June 22, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Railroad worker, Jeffrey Scholl, 38, was killed after bridge collapsed over Elkorn River in NE

Scholl was among three Nebraska Central Railroad workers checking on the railroad bridge in Norfolk last Tuesday when it collapsed, throwing them into the fast-moving current. Two of the workers were pulled out of the river alive. The body of 38-year-old railroad worker Jeff Scholl was found late Thursday or early Friday near the bridge that collapsed into the Elkhorn River. ... Read More

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