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5/23/2005



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BNSF to pay $2.8 million for wrongful death case


Last week, a jury issued a verdict in a wrongful death case requiring BNSF Railway Co. to award $2.8 million to the family of a man killed during an April 2002 California train crash.

The case is the first stemming from the incident under which a BNSF train hit a Metrolink commuter train head on, killing three people and injuring more than 260. Investigators found the BNSF crew didn’t comply with warning signals, according to law firm Nurenberg, Plevin, Heller & McCarthy Co. L.P.A.



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