Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Wyoming worker who lost his leg when he was run over by a railcar at a Wyoming trona mine and soda ash facility has agreed to a confidential settlement with the defendant mining company, his former employer.  G. Bryan Ulmer and Tyson E. Logan of The Spence Law Firm, LLC represented the worker and his wife.  The Spence Firm had filed the injured worker’s claims under the Federal Employer Liability Act (FELA) and the Wyoming Railroad Act (WRA) against the employer mine / railroad company in Wyoming federal district court.

This case alleged numerous railroad liability claims against the company for the dangerous and defective equipment at the rail loadout facility in Green River, Wyoming.  Specifically, the complaint alleged that the railcar’s cut lever stuck as the employee attempted to uncouple one railcar from another during the loadout process, and the train suddenly lurched on the tracks.

The suit … Read more