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Diesel Exposure Cancer

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Investigating railroad toxic exposure and diesel exhaust cancer claims on behalf of Selkirk Yard & CSX workers 

The Lyon Firm is investigating occupational cancer and railroad injury claims on behalf of CSX workers nationwide. Railroad workers were regularly exposed to a number of industrial toxins and noxious fumes whilst working at rail stations, including the Selkirk Yard. Contact our legal team to discuss your case if you or a loved one has fallen ill after employment at CSX.

Due to numerous reports of diesel exhaust injury from former CSX railroad workers, toxic exposure lawyers have begun to process claims for a number of related conditions. Employees of Selkirk yard may have been heavily exposed to diesel exhaust and other industrial toxins, leading to illness and the following conditions:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Mesothelioma

CSX Workers at Selkirk may have been exposed to asbestos, solvents, welding fumes, silica, and creosote. Any amount of acute toxic exposure can later cause health issues, but many years of chronic exposure is more likely to result in possible long-term health problems like cancer.

Plaintiffs have alleged that many railroad employers failed to provide the proper training and safety equipment to prevent workers from serious chemical inhalation and lung damage.

About Selkirk Yard

Selkirk Yard, a large freight railroad yard located just south of Albany, is owned and operated by CSX Transportation. It has been a major classification yard for the northeastern United States and the gateway to New York City. Originally the yard was built by the New York Central Railroad on a 700-acre site, but it was expanded in 1968 to 1,250 acres. The yard can process over 3,200 cars per day.

CSX Corporation is one of the nation’s largest transportation suppliers. The CSX Transportation network encompasses about 20,000 route miles of track in 23 states. 

Our railroad cancer attorneys are committed to fight for your rights as an American worker and we seek justice for those who have been adversely affected by toxic substances while working for years for a railroad company. We have two decades of experience in litigating toxic exposure cases for former industrial workers. 

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with an occupational cancer or an illness that could have been prevented, you may consider legal action. Compensation may be available, and we can seek settlement from a number of different avenues. 

What Damages Are Available For Selkirk Yard Workers?

Each case is unique, as there are many factors, but in a typical diesel exposure cancer lawsuit, potential damages could include:

  • Medical Costs: potential compensation for past, current, and future medical bills related to the treatment of an occupational cancer or condition

  • Lost Wages: because a worker cannot work when they fall ill, they lose a significant amount of pay and can seek compensation for lost wages. If an illness precludes an individual from returning to work, they can file a claim for loss of future earnings. 

  • Pain and Suffering: damages for physical pain and emotional distress, depression, and reduced quality of life may be available. 

  • Punitive Damages: punitive damages may be awarded in some cases if a company or management is clearly negligent and repeatedly failed to protect railroad employees despite the knowledge of possible harm.

Specific damages for workers will always vary depending on individual circumstances, the severity of illness or injury, and where the diesel exhaust lawsuit is filed.

Why Hire a Lawyer Following a Railroad Cancer Diagnosis?

An occupational cancer lawyer with experience and proven success will play a crucial role in representing injured workers. A thorough investigation will be necessary and experts will need to be assembled. 

A toxic exposure lawyer plays an important role in helping you seek fast and rightful compensation for the harm you have suffered due to diesel exhaust exposure at Selkirk Yard or another railroad worksite. 


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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Diesel Exhaust Cancer FAQ

What types of toxins are railroad workers exposed to?

Various types of cancer can be linked to exposure to asbestos, diesel exhaust, creosote, silica and solvents. Chemical inhalation is often worsened by poorly ventilated work spaces, which include rail shops, stations and roundhouses. 

Can I file an injury claim against CSX?

Railroad employers have a duty to maintain a safe working environment and to protect workers from toxic exposure when possible. If you believe you were exposed to toxins and later developed a cancer, contact our lawyers to review. 

Can I still file a lawsuit years after toxic exposure?

Yes, you can still file a lawsuit even if you are no longer employed by CSX or at Selkirk Yard, as long as you are within the statute of limitations for your case. After a cancer diagnosis, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. 

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