Employee sues Union Pacific Railroad

David Yates Nov. 9, 2010, 5:24am

Union Pacific Railroad employee Joseph Vaglica has filed suit against the company over an injury he suffered last September.

The suit was filed Nov. 5 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the petition, Vaglica was employed by UP to help facilitate commerce between state lines. While in the course and scope of his employment, he was somehow injured on Sept. 22, 2009.

The suit does not say what exactly Vaglica's job was or how he was injured performing work for UP.

The suit only accuses UP of negligently failing to maintain uncluttered walkways between tracks and of failing to provide him with a safe workplace.

Vaglica is suing for his alleged mental anguish, pain, impairment, lost wages and medical expenses.

He is represented by Beaumont attorney Don Bush of Bush Lewis.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Case No. D188-746

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