Union Pacific News

Train Derailment Prompts Evacuation of Iowa Town; 2nd Crash in Minn. Under Investigation

SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) — Thick black smoke billowed into the air Sunday after a train derailed in northwest Iowa, prompting authorities to evacuate part of a small, nearby town. It was the second derailment involving a Union Pacific train last …

US Rail Industry Defends Safety Record Amid Staffing Cuts

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even as railroads are operating longer and longer freight trains that sometimes stretch for miles, the companies have drastically reduced staffing levels, prompting unions to warn that moves meant to increase profits could endanger safety and …

Union Pacific Ordered to 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 …

Union Pacific Ordered to Reinstate Injured Nebraska Worker

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 Wednesday the railroad improperly terminated the North Platte employee after he reported …

Broken Rail Blamed in North Arkansas Derailment

Union Pacific has determined the cause of an accident that led to a train derailment in White County, Ark., in March. Union Pacific spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza says the derailment was caused by a broken rail. She tells the Daily Citizen …

Union Pacific Ordered to Reinstate Injured Worker

Union Pacific has been ordered to pay $350,000 and reinstate a worker who federal regulators say was fired after reporting an injury to the railroad. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday that the payment …

Arkansas Residents Lose Suit Against Union Pacific

A group of Beebe residents who sued Union Pacific over claims the railroad was responsible for flooding in their subdivision have lost their case. The Daily Citizen reports that a federal jury in Little Rock ruled Monday that flood damage …