July 24, 2014

CP employee injured in train accident

SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. — A Savanna, Illinois, man is in stable condition after suffering a severed leg, hand and forearm Wednesday in a train accident in South Beloit. Shawn Flickinger, 36, of Savanna, was airlifted near Oak Grove Avenue in South Beloit, to the OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, Illinois, after South Beloit [...]

Lollapalooza of event aids injured conductor

McVay, Larry; Larry McVay

Norfolk Southern conductor Larry McVay, 43, caught a bad break Jan. 3 when he lost his right arm and right leg in a horrendous switching accident near Lafayette, Ind. His brothers and sisters in UTU Local 768 and UTU NS General Committee of Adjustment 687 — and others who read and heard about the accident [...]

What are my rights if I’m injured in a hired van?

By Mark AllenCoordinator of UTU Designated Legal Counsel Railroad workers sometimes jokingly say they spend more time in vans than trains as railroads transport their workers using contract limousine services. As agents of the railroad, these companies may be held to the same legal standard as the railroad if their negligence causes injuries. It is [...]