Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Union Pacific Railroad
Current Parent Company: 
Union Pacific
Penalty: 
$350,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
March 17, 2015
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
workplace whistleblower retaliation
Violation Description: 

OSHA found that for the third time since 2011 the Union Pacific Railroad violated the Federal Railroad Safety Act at its yard in North Platte by disciplining employees who reported workplace injuries and sought medical attention.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Nebraska
Facility City: 
North Platte
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Nebraska
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
railroads
Specific Industry of Parent: 
railroads
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.