Court rules BNSF not liable for fatal accident

(Source:, August 15, 2019)

WASHINGTON, D.C. In January 2015, an Illinois man that worked for BNSF Railway Company lost his life while driving to work in a snowstorm when his vehicle slid into a snowplow. The man was told to report to work to help clear snow by a supervisor, as a major snowstorm was predicted. Though the man was not required to come in, he chose to do so, leaving for the 40-mile drive at 5:00 a.m. the following day. The accident occurred during heavy snowfall, and his vehicle crossed a median and crashed into the plow. His wife later sued the railroad company, claiming that he died during the scope of his employment.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

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