Union Pacific News

Central Texas Derailment Caused Chemical Leak

Eight Union Pacific cars overturned in Central Texas and at least one tanker leaked a hazardous chemical used in natural gas processing. The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office says nobody was hurt in the June 23 derailment near Navasota. Authorities are …

Union Pacific Must Reinstate Injured Nebraska Worker, Pay Damages

Federal regulators have ordered Union Pacific to reinstate an injured Nebraska worker and pay $85,000 in damages. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the railroad improperly terminated the North Platte employee after he reported an …

NTSB: Missouri Derailment Investigation Could Take a Year

The investigation into the cause of a southeast Missouri cargo train crash that injured seven people and destroyed a highway overpass could take up to a year. The accident happened about 2:30 a.m. Saturday near Rockview, Mo., when a Union …

NTSB: Train Missed Signals Before Oklahoma Crash

One of two freight trains that collided in the Oklahoma Panhandle last summer, killing three workers and causing an inferno that nearly welded the locomotives together, sped past three signals warning it to slow down or stop, federal investigators said …

Float Driver Won’t Face Charges in Texas Train Crash

A grand jury has declined to indict the driver of a float involved in a train collision that killed four U.S. military veterans in a West Texas parade. Dale Andrew Hayden, the driver of the truck pulling the float, will …

Texas Jury Awards Nearly $1M to West Nile Victim

A Texas jury has awarded nearly $1 million to a Union Pacific worker who sued the railroad after claiming he was infected with West Nile virus while on the job. A DeWitt County jury on Aug. 16 found Union Pacific …

$650K Settlement Reached Over 2009 Minnesota Train Crash

Union Pacific Railroad and the family of a man killed in a Blue Earth County train crash have reached a legal settlement. Attorneys say Union Pacific has agreed to pay $650,000 to the family of Todd Ziegler. He and another …

N. Idaho Train Derailment Blamed On Soggy Ground

A Union Pacific spokesman says a southbound train derailed eight miles north of Sandpoint in northern Idaho after saturated soil gave way beneath a 350-foot section of track. Aaron Hunt says no hazardous materials spilled in the derailment involving 14 …