Union Pacific Railroad worker alleges unsafe rail yard caused injuries

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Nov 23, 2018

BEAUMONT – A carman alleges he was injured at Jefferson County rail yard because of unsafe conditions there.

Craig Overstreet filed a complaint on Oct. 18 in the Jefferson County District Court against Union Pacific Railroad Co. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 3, 2016, he was working for defendant and was injured when a chunk of rail tile went through the floor of the four-wheeler he was driving and caused him to be thrown off the vehicle. He alleges he sustained significant injuries to his left leg, spine and other parts of his body as a result of the unsafe conditions of the defendant's unsafe rail yard.

The plaintiff holds Union Pacific Railroad Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide adequate lighting at the rail yard and failed to remove debris and other safety hazards.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $1 million and such other and further relief to which he may be justly entitled. He is represented by Bristol Baxley and Corey Kronzer of Rome, Arata & Baxley in Pearland.

Jefferson County District Court case number D-202787

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