Train conductor files complaint against Union Pacific following foot amputation

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - A complaint was filed in Laramie County District Court against Union Pacific Railroad Company by a former train conductor on charges relating to limb amputation, on April 8. On or about Oct. 30, 2014, Jeremy F. Givens, was a conductor working in a Union Pacific yard near Cheyenne when he was allegedly thrown from a rail car, "resulting in the traumatic amputation of a portion of (Givens') right foot causing damage," court documents state. According to court documents, injuries sustained were caused by negligence of Union Pacific in violation of the Federal Employers' Liability Act of the following: - failure to provide safe tool and equipment to perform assigned task - failure to provide an efficient hand brake - failure to provide safe and proper procedure for performance of the assigned task - failure to comply with the safety and operating rules of Union Pacific - failure to provide a reasonably safe place to work As a result, Givens was injured; suffered pain in the past and will suffer pain in the future; has incurred expenses for medical attention and hospitalization and will incur expenses in the future; suffered loss of earnings; and permanent injury and disability, court documents state. No response had been filed by Union Pacific as of today, April 18. #shortgo #news