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Railroad machinist awarded $51,000 in damages and back pay following suspension for videotaping machinery testing

September 26, 2014, 11:19 pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Union Pacific Railroad to pay $51,000 in punitive damages and back pay to an employee based in Carson after it violated federal whistleblower provisions when it illegally suspended him for videotaping a safety inspection on his cell phone.
 
OSHA investigators found the company had suspended the employee after he refused to delete video footage of an air compressor test aboard a locomotive. The previous day the employee had deemed the compressor unsafe and unusable, a decision the supervisor overturned. A few days later, the employee informed management he had sent the video footage to the Federal Railroad Administration.
 
"Recording safety inspections on locomotives is protected by federal law," said Ken Atha, regional administrator for OSHA in San Francisco. "Workplace protections, such as these, ensure transparency, accountability, and freedom to raise safety concerns in the workplace without fear of retaliation."
 
OSHA ordered Union Pacific Railroad to pay back wages and punitive damages of $51,000 and reasonable attorney's fees to the worker following the OSHA investigation. OSHA also ordered the company to amend its policy of banning cell phone recordings of work safety activities.
 
This marks the 11th time in the past four years that OSHA has found Union Pacific Railroad in violation of the whistleblower protection provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act. Under the FRSA, an employee of a railroad carrier or a contractor or subcontractor is protected from retaliation for reporting certain safety and security violations.
 
OSHA enforces the whistleblower provision of more than 20 statutes protecting employees who report violations of various securities, trucking, airline, nuclear, pipeline, environmental, public transportation, workplace safety and health, consumer product safety, health care reform and financial reform laws. Detailed information on employee whistleblower rights, including fact sheets with information on how to file a complaint with OSHA, is available online at http://www.whistleblowers.gov.

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Railroad machinist awarded $51,000 in damages and back pay following suspension for videotaping machinery testing

September 26, 2014, 11:19 pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Union Pacific Railroad to pay $51,000 in punitive damages and back pay to an employee based in Carson after it violated federal whistleblower provisions when it illegally suspended him for videotaping a safety inspection on his cell phone.
 
OSHA investigators found the company had suspended the employee after he refused to delete video footage of an air compressor test aboard a locomotive. The previous day the employee had deemed the compressor unsafe and unusable, a decision the supervisor overturned. A few days later, the employee informed management he had sent the video footage to the Federal Railroad Administration.
 
"Recording safety inspections on locomotives is protected by federal law," said Ken Atha, regional administrator for OSHA in San Francisco. "Workplace protections, such as these, ensure transparency, accountability, and freedom to raise safety concerns in the workplace without fear of retaliation."
 
OSHA ordered Union Pacific Railroad to pay back wages and punitive damages of $51,000 and reasonable attorney's fees to the worker following the OSHA investigation. OSHA also ordered the company to amend its policy of banning cell phone recordings of work safety activities.
 
This marks the 11th time in the past four years that OSHA has found Union Pacific Railroad in violation of the whistleblower protection provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act. Under the FRSA, an employee of a railroad carrier or a contractor or subcontractor is protected from retaliation for reporting certain safety and security violations.
 
OSHA enforces the whistleblower provision of more than 20 statutes protecting employees who report violations of various securities, trucking, airline, nuclear, pipeline, environmental, public transportation, workplace safety and health, consumer product safety, health care reform and financial reform laws. Detailed information on employee whistleblower rights, including fact sheets with information on how to file a complaint with OSHA, is available online at http://www.whistleblowers.gov.


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The History of Asbestos
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Lung Cancer Fact
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Gulf Coast Disaster
A resource dedicated to those impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Explosion

FELA 411
Provides railroad workers with extensive information about their legal rights and the proper process of filing a FELA claim after suffering an injury on the job.

Texas City Explosion
View evidence, video and declassified documents as they are released stemming from the BP Texas City Explosion.

BCA Mortgage Fraud
The mortgage industry has recently reached a settlement with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Federal Reserve that created a multi-billion dollar fund to pay damages to victims of mortgage fraud. BCA is fighting to undo the wrongs, keeping people in their homes and getting a recovery for those who were cheated.

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BCA is investigating accident lawsuits regarding defective guardrails in which Trinity Industries used cost cutting measures to risk people's lives. A recent whistleblower lawsuit shows ties between defective guardrails to an increase chance of injury and death.

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GM Recall Lawsuits
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Cell Phone Cancer Lawsuits
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Petrochemical Law
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Porter Ranch Gas Leak Lawsuits
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BCA Alternative Dispute Resolution
BCA now offers high end mediation and arbitration as part of our dispute resolutions services.
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National Attorney Network
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Flight Attorney
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Auto Rollover
The team at Brent Coon and Associates knows when a vehicle rollover or the resulting injury is caused by the shortcomings in the design of the vehicle.

Chamber Sentry
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Remember the 15
Join BCA as we push a landmark bill through the Texas House & Senate.

My Safety Rights
A website created and dedicated to helping protect women's safety rights.

PharmAttorney.com
Legal Rights resources for those who have suffered from dangerous pharmaceutical drugs including Xarelto Lawsuits .

Crane Failures
Looking at the reasons behind the recent surge in Crane accidents including news stories, statistics and commentary from industry experts.

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A website dedicated to the historic Pillot Building located in the heart of downtown Houston. Its sophisticated design and ambiance makes it the perfect place to host meetings, fundraisers and celebrations.

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BCA's Biking community website. Find legal resources related to motorcycle enthusiasts.

IVC Filter Lawsuits
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