SACRAMENTO – A Union
Pacific Railroad employee alleges he was injured when the personnel carrier he
was being transported was struck from behind by some equipment.
Johnny Griffin filed a complaint on March 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against
Union Pacific Railroad Co. and Does 1 through 10
citing the Federal Employers Liability Act.
According to the
complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 28, 2014, he suffered
physical injuries when a spiking machine collided with the personnel
carrier being used by the plaintiff. The suit states he was employed by
the defendant at the time of the incident.
The plaintiff holds
Union Pacific Railroad Co. and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the
defendants allegedly failed to exercise reasonable care in the
operation of the spiking machine.
The plaintiff requests a trial
by jury and seeks general damages, all medical expenses, all legal fees
and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by
Philip W. Ganong of Ganong Law Office in Bakersfield.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 1:17-cv-00384-LJO-JLT