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Amarillo Accidental Death Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Preliminary NTSB report released for fatal Dimmitt helicopter crash that Killed Don Oppliger

Posted on June 11, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The National Transportation Safety Board has released the preliminary crash report for a fatal helicopter crash near Dimmitt. The report indicates the crash happened on June 3 around 5:50 p.m. That’s when a Robinson R44 II single-engine helicopter, registered to Don Oppliger Trucking, Inc, Clovis, New Mexico, “impacted terrain.” The private pilot, 68-year-old Donald Lee … Continue reading Amarillo Accidental Death Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Preliminary NTSB report released for fatal Dimmitt helicopter crash that Killed Don Oppliger

BNSF CLASS ACTION: PANHANDLE, TEXAS TRAIN WRECK CAUSING SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS

Posted on August 24, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Photo provided by Houston Public Media. Residents of Panhandle, Texas who were exposed to nearly three days of toxic diesel fumes and airborne particulate from the BNSF train fire are now reporting serious health problems. Area doctors are seeing an increase in problems including sore throats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, skin rashes, and irritated eyes. … Continue reading BNSF CLASS ACTION: PANHANDLE, TEXAS TRAIN WRECK CAUSING SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS

Report: Stop Signal Disregarded by BNSF in Deadly Panhandle Train Wreck

Posted on July 16, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Photo Courtesy NTSB Preliminary Report A preliminary report released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board indicates that the eastbound BNSF Railway train that was in last month’s head-on collision with another BNSF freight train in Panhandle, TX had passed a “slow down” signal and had increased speed by the time it passed a “stop” … Continue reading Report: Stop Signal Disregarded by BNSF in Deadly Panhandle Train Wreck

Amarillo Railroad Accidents: NTSB Report Indicates Eastbound BNSF Train Didn’t Follow Signal System in Fatal Panhandle Accident

Posted on July 15, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Photo provided by KAMR 4 Amarillo. A preliminary Report from the NTSB explains the train crash of two BNSF trains that occurred in Panhandle, TX. The report indicates that the eastbound train, which was traveling at 65 mph before the crash, failed to heed the stop signal resulting in multiple fatalities. BNSF reports the estimates … Continue reading Amarillo Railroad Accidents: NTSB Report Indicates Eastbound BNSF Train Didn’t Follow Signal System in Fatal Panhandle Accident

BNSF CLASS ACTION: BNSF Train Wreck In Panhandle Likely Caused By Signal Malfunction or Dispatch Error

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

  According to sources associated with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Quackenbush Law Firm has learned that the most likely cause of the fatal train wreck in Panhandle, Texas was signal malfunction or dispatch error. BNSF employees have expressed fear that the railroad will attempt to cover up the real cause of the accident and … Continue reading BNSF CLASS ACTION: BNSF Train Wreck In Panhandle Likely Caused By Signal Malfunction or Dispatch Error

Amarillo Accidental Death: Crews Find Remains of 2 employees, including Cody Owens of Claude, TX

Posted on July 1, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Cody Owens of Claude, TX Photo Courtesy Amarillo News Channel 10.  PANHANDLE — BNSF officials have recovered the remains of two employees from the Tuesday wreckage of a head-on collision between two freight trains. The search for a third missing employee is still underway. “We are still in recovery mode for the third employee, and … Continue reading Amarillo Accidental Death: Crews Find Remains of 2 employees, including Cody Owens of Claude, TX

Amarillo Railroad Accidents: NTSB Press Conference on BNSF Wreck

Posted on July 1, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The NTSB held a press conference yesterday updating the events at the crash site where two BNSF trains collided head on in Panhandle. At this time, the investigation continues by NTSB. Public Information Officer Nicholas Worrell said the track has been cleared of the wreckage, which has been moved to the side. There has been … Continue reading Amarillo Railroad Accidents: NTSB Press Conference on BNSF Wreck

Amarillo Local News: Rescue efforts underway for 3 railroad employees after trains collide near Panhandle, TX

Posted on June 29, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Photo provided by Amarillo News Channel 10.  PANHANDLE, TX (KFDA) – Three workers are still unaccounted for after a train crash near Panhandle that caused a large fire that’s still burning. The Department of Public Safety said Tuesday afternoon while rescue operations are ongoing, teams will not be able to make much progress until the … Continue reading Amarillo Local News: Rescue efforts underway for 3 railroad employees after trains collide near Panhandle, TX

Local News: BNSF to Repair Dangerous Railroad Crossing Near Dumas

Posted on January 7, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Dumas, TX – Thousands of drivers go down Highways 287 daily. Those who know this stretch of road try to avoid the railroad tracks along the highway just North of Dumas. The tracks have sunk, causing the highway to dip and drivers to lose control of their vehicles. Several people have complained about the dangers … Continue reading Local News: BNSF to Repair Dangerous Railroad Crossing Near Dumas

National Legal News: Jury awards railroad whistle-blower $1.25 million.

Posted on July 2, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Amarillo, TX — The Seattle Times (7/2, Carter) reports that a federal jury awarded a railroad whistle-blower $1.25 million after he “proved he was targeted and terminated” by Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad after reporting safety violations to the FRA. The jury found that BNSF attempted “to discredit Michael Elliott after he raised the safety … Continue reading National Legal News: Jury awards railroad whistle-blower $1.25 million.