Former Union Pacific Railroad employee allegedly required to do tasks without help, suffered injuries

A former Union Pacific Railroad Company employee claims he was assigned to do tasks by himself that required more than one employee and that he injured himself as a result of working alone.

Plaintiff Andrew Clark filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against defendant Union Pacific Railroad Company, citing negligence.

According to the lawsuit, Clark was employed by Union Pacific Railroad Company as a machine operator and mechanic. The plaintiff states that as an employee of Union Pacific, he was regularly required to work shifts in excess of 14 hours and occasionally even more than 24 hours at a time. Clark also alleges that the jobs he performed would normally require two employees given the activities involved.

The lawsuit states that on Sept. 18, 2020, Clark experienced a sudden pain in his chest and shoulder as he was securing a piece of equipment. He is suing Union Pacific claiming that the company negligently made him do a job by himself that required two people to accomplish and that Union Pacific failed to properly train him to do the job by himself.

Clark states that his injuries will require extensive medical treatment, which has caused him to incur medical expenses. He claims he will continue to require the services of medical staff to recover.

Clark also states that he has experienced pain and suffering, disability, and that his injuries will affect his ability to earn income and enjoy life in the future.

The plaintiff is seeking damages, plus court costs and any other relief the court deems proper.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

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