JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A judge in Kentucky has ordered the Jacksonville-based railroad company CSX to pay $3.3 million for an accident involving an employee.
The lawsuit stems from a 2014 accident in Russell, Kentucky, involving Bruce H. Workman, a remote control operator.
According to the lawsuit, a box and engine malfunctioned, and Workman's hand was crushed between a rail car and its load. His lawyer says he was stuck hanging from a rail car for an hour.
Workman sought damages for past and future lost wages, and physical and mental anguish.
The jury found CSX didn't provide a safe working environment, and violated a federal inspection law.
CSX has not commented.