Union Pacific beats bandleader’s workplace injury lawsuit

By Mike Curley (February 14, 2022, 6:26 PM EST) – A federal jury in Nebraska has handed the Union Pacific Railroad Co. a victory in a lawsuit brought by one of its drivers alleging he was injured when a piece of a train he was balancing on broke beneath him.

In a verdict on Friday, the jury ruled in favor of Union Pacific entirely in the trial of Troy W. Peterson, ending a trial that began Feb. 7.

According to the lawsuit, filed in July 2020, Peterson was working for Union Pacific on November 4, 2018, when the train he was assigned to stopped, when he was ordered and directed to perform…

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