Railroad worker cancers/asbestos and mesothelioma in North Carolina

Invisible to the Eye George R.R. Martin once said, “The unseen enemy is always the most fearsome.” This is the case for railroad workers that fall victim to mesothelioma cancer caused by asbestos. The serious health risks associated with inhaling asbestos fibers have been documented in medical and scientific publications. Railroad workers who breathe in…

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Judge: Railroads Can’t Require Immediate Injury Reports

A key ruling in an ongoing whistleblower case against Wisconsin Central Ltd. by an injured railroad mechnic who alleges he was improperly suspended strengthens job protections for all rail employees. In holding that the railroad could not enforce an arbitrary time limit for reporting an on-the-job injury, the judge in Smith-Bunge v. Wisconsin Central, Ltd. held that…

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