Understanding The Serious Public Safety Risks of Train Derailments For Railroad Workers And The Community in General

Injuries resulting from a train derailment can be devastating. Fallen cars, broken glass, and moving objects affected by speed and force are just a few safety hazards for both general public and railroad workers. Injury risks may compound even after the derailment, due to¬† collisions with a second train, fires, and dangers to pedestrians. In most cases, the reasons for […]

What Makes Working on the Railroad So Dangerous?

Railroad workers probably face the harshest and most hazardous working conditions in the country. They often have to stand in exhausting positions and work under extreme temperatures. They also have to use dangerous machines and materials besides these difficulties. All of this creates a high-risk working environment. Additionally, there are long-term health risks associated with the potential exposure to toxic […]