Clovis man awarded nearly $2 million jury award

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A Texas jury has awarded a Clovis man nearly $2 million for back injuries he received while working for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.

BNSF spokesman Joseph Faust tells the Clovis News Journal the railroad company rejects the jury's findings.

The money was awarded to James Phillips after a four-week trial in Fort Worth, Texas, in which the 30-year railroad worker made a case that his bad back was the result of poor working conditions while running a train between Belen and Clovis.

Faust says BNSF feels there were numerous errors in the conduct of the trial and they intend to pursue post-trial motions or an appeal.

Information from: Clovis News Journal,