Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has been ordered by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), to pay a Savannah-based employee $288,700 for punishing him because he said he was hurt on the job.
The federal government said the employee was fired on trumped-up charges and pressured into admitting misconduct.
OSHA ordered the company to expunge the employee’s disciplinary record, post a notice on whistle blower protection rights law and train its employees on those rights.
Norfolk Southern must pay the worker:
The penalties, levied by OSHA, follow several others against the railroad in the past two years totaling more than $2 million.
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