Conductor Suing Union Pacific Over Foot Injury
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A train conductor is suing Union Pacific Railroad arguing that the company's negligence and safety violations led to him being thrown from a rail car in a Cheyenne train yard and losing part of his foot.
Jeremy Givens filed the lawsuit in Laramie County District Court on April 8.
The lawsuit said Givens suffered "traumatic amputation" of part of his right foot on October 30, 2014.
The complaint argues Union Pacific failed to provide safe tools and equipment and violated the Federal Employers' Liability Act.
Givens is seeking compensation for medical expenses, pain, loss of income and permanent injury and disability.
Officials with Union Pacific said Monday they are reviewing the complaint and will vigorously defend the company against the allegations.