OSHA Fines Norfolk Southern $1.1M For Firing Whistleblowers

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 1:12 PM EST) -- Norfolk Southern Railway Corp. must pay $1.1 million to three workers in Pennsylvania and Indiana who were allegedly fired after reporting workplace injuries, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Thursday.

Two OSHA investigations revealed the firings violated whistleblower protections under the Federal Railroad Safety Act, and the agency has ordered the freight railroad operator to clear the disciplinary records of the three workers and train its workers about their whistleblower protection rights under the FRSA, OSHA said in a statement....
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