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Engineer Hurt When Train Derailed – Union Pacific Denied Responsibility For Accident

$4.1 Million Verdict An engineer sued Union Pacific Railroad after the company would not pay for his work-related injuries, claiming he refused vocational rehabilitation services. On May 11, 2001, Patrick Johnson, 44, was headed towards Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the lead locomotive of a Union Pacific train. The train derailed when one of the rails broke. Johnson ...