Benzene, Union Pacific, Ribbing and Multiple Myeloma   Recently updated !


Benzene, Union Pacific, Ribbing and Multiple Myeloma is about Union Pacific employee that that alleges his exposure to toxins while working for Union Pacific caused or contributed to his development of multiple myeloma. A brief summary of the Benzene, Union Pacific, Ribbing and Multiple Myeloma case is as follows:

  • Ribbing’s FELA action
  • Ribbing worked  for Union Pacific. The complaint alleges exposure to toxins while working for Union Pacific caused or contributed to Ribbing’s development of Multiple Myeloma
  • Union Pacific served requests for admissions on Plaintiff’s counsel on March 19, 2019. The requests asked Ribbing to admit:
    • Ribbing’s exposure to: • diesel fuel • diesel exhaust • diesel fumes • benzene • herbicides • creosote, and/or • asbestos fibers during his employment with Union Pacific did not cause or contribute to his Multiple Myeloma.
  • Union Pacific:
    • provided Ribbing with a reasonably safe place in which to work as required by the Federal Employers Liability Act
    • acted reasonably to minimize or eliminate Ribbing’s exposure to toxic materials and carcinogens
    • took reasonable steps to warn Ribbing of the risks of exposure to potential carcinogens
    • made reasonable efforts to monitor the levels of exposure of Ribbing to potential carcinogens, and
    • provided Ribbing with protective equipment designed to reasonably protect him from exposure to toxic materials and carcinogens and there are no known causes of mantle cell lymphoma.
  • Union Pacific moved for summary judgment on July 31, 2019.

For more on the Benzene, Union Pacific, Ribbing and Multiple Myeloma case in the United States District Court, D. Nebraska, please follow this link: Benzene, Union Pacific, Ribbing and Multiple Myeloma.


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