Brad Thompson worked for the Union Pacific Railroad Company from 1984 to July 2009 as a brakeman and a conductor, the St. Clair Record reports.
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The illness reportedly caused Thompson to suffer from great pain and disability, mental anguish and "extreme nervousness" because of the loss of income he incurred due to his condition.
The plaintiff is seeking more than $100,000 in damages for Union Pacific's allegedly failing to provide a safe place to work, safe equipment and for exposing Thompson to toxic chemicals. He also contends Union Pacific was at fault for not educating him on the dangers of such toxins.