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Anthony Williams vs. BNSF & QTS

Anthony Williams vs. BNSF & QTS

Anthony Williams was a crane operator at a BNSF intermodal yard. His job was to move containers from trains and crane them over to truck chassis. One night he was given the job of two employees to crane 12 containers and then to get out of his crane and secure each container to each chassis. In the process, he permanently injured his back while using an iron bar to engage the chassis locks as he was trained. BNSF claimed that the use of iron bar was improper. Mr. Williams argued that the BNSF training was inconsistent and demonstrated that BNSF was negligent in its training and supervision of Mr. Williams. The jury awarded Mr. Williams $1.3m after accounting for his own negligence.

 

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March 9, 2016