Same song, slightly different dance in Somerville, as a second lawsuit against the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company gets underway.
Jury selection in Dennis Davis' suit begins Monday morning. A longtime worker at the Somerville railroad tie plant, Davis claims BNSF did not take proper steps to protect workers from exposure to hazardous materials, causing him and others to develop cancer.
The trial was actually pushed back because Davis was undergoing cancer treatment.
In the first of many cases filed against BNSF, a jury ruled the company should not be held responsible for Somerville resident Linda Faust's stomach cancer.
Opening statements will likely come later this week.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.