National Federation of the Blind Supports Blind Machinist in Employment Discrimination Suit Against Railroad

In 2004, BNSF removed Mr. Hohn from his job as a diesel locomotive mechanic, claiming that his visual impairment put his and others’ health at risk on the job, even though there was no evidence that Mr. Hohn had difficulty on the job or had ever endangered himself or anyone else. Mr. Hohn has worked
safely in machinist positions for over three decades and has never suffered an injury because of his blindness.