Ex-employees claim BNSF ignored key safety checks

Published: July 22, 2014

Last updated on July 20th, 2016

safety_signOne of the largest freight railroad companies in North America, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway, is accused of forcing workers to skip critical safety checks and firing employees who blow the whistle on unsafe practices.

A former BNSF employee named Curtis Rookaird, a conductor for the railway for six years, says he was fired in 2010 for insisting that he perform certain safety checks over the objections of his supervisor.

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