Worker reaches $2.3M settlement with BNSF
St. Louis Daily Record
An injured railroad worker has reached a nearly $2.3 million settlement with the railroad in St. Louis Circuit Court.
Thomas Joe Carney sued Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. in August 2005 over injuries he suffered while working as a railroad engineer.
According to an amended version of the lawsuit, filed in February, Carney was operating a train on Aug. 16, 2005, when the train ran over rough track, injuring the Thayer, Mo. man. The suit alleges the track had problems because of a “slope failure” that occurred during construction of a side track.
Carney said in the suit that his back, neck and spine were injured, and that he had and continues to have severe pain and suffering and …
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