Engineer of oil tanker train sues BNSF for Casselton crash

April 1, 2015 9:33 PM

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The lawyer for the engineer of an oil tanker train involved in a fiery derailment near Casselton in 2013 suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and isn't capable of returning to work, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Bryan Thompson, of Fargo, has filed a civil lawsuit in East Central District Court against BNSF Railway, accusing the railroad of negligence. The complaint says BNSF failed to properly inspect and maintain its equipment and failed to warn Thompson of the dangers of hauling explosive oil tank railcar...

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