Rail worker sues BNSF over back injury

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 30, 2009

Sara Youngdahl

A Texas railroad worker is suing Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway company over an alleged back injury he sustained on the job.

Adam M. Brown was working as a brakeman and conductor for BNSF on Dec. 16 when his back was injured, the complaint filed March 25 in Jefferson County District Court states.

Brown says his injury was caused because BNSF failed to provide him with a safe place to work, failed to inspect the unsafe conditions and failed to warn him of the unsafe conditions.

Because of the incident, Brown experienced pain, suffering, mental anguish and disfigurement and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint.

Brown is seeking a judgment within the jurisdictional limits of the court, plus post-judgment interest, costs and other relief to which he may be entitled.

Sara L. Youngdahl and Michael W. Hogue of the Youngdahl Law Firm in Houston will be representing him.

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

Jefferson County District Court case number: D183-631.

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