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