OSHA Expert Witnesses & Railroad Company Violations
OSHA expert witnesses may consult and write reports on workplace safety, job hazards, OSHA regulations and more. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration released findings this month against the Norfolk Southern Railway over its actions in response to an injured worker. PRNewswire reports that Northern Southern Railway fired a Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employee (Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters) when he reported an on the job eye injury. The railway violated employee protections of the Federal Railroad Safety Act (49 U.S.C. §20109).
The employee was reinstated and awarded lost wages and benefits in addition to compensatory and punitive damages.