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 […]

3 Reasons Why an Injured Railroad Worker Should Hire a FELA Lawyer

The work environment of railroad employees often entails a variety of stressful and hazardous conditions. The provision and implementation of a safe work environment for the employees, whether while operating a train, driving a crew, or working on railway maintenance, is the railway employer’s legal responsibility. But every now and then, things do take a turn for the worse, resulting […]

How To Determine Whether Asbestos, Diesel Exhaust Fumes Or Solvents Cause Specific Types Of Cancers?

It is already known that mesothelioma is caused exclusively by prolong exposure to asbestos. The studies have also shown that exposure to diesel fumes and/or asbestos can lead to several other deadly diseases. There is scientific evidence that connects diesel and asbestos exposure to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asbestosis, stomach cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer, colon cancer, throat cancer, […]

What Are a Victim’s Legal Options if Injured in a Train Crash?

According to the National Transportation Safety Bureau, a person or vehicle is hit by a train every two hours. Approximately 1,000 people are killed each year in train-related accidents. This number has seen a steady increase each year since 1997. Some of the more common types of train accidents include: Train-car crashes Train-person crash Train-train crash Derailment   National statistics […]

Health Hazards of Working Around Diesel Engines

In 1890 the first patent for a diesel engine was issued. Over the next century, more and more industries incorporated this type of engine in equipment and vehicles. One of the main reasons for its popularity was that diesel engines were more energy efficient than engines that ran on gasoline. Diesel fuel releases less CO2 carbon emissions than gasoline fuel. […]

Rail Accidents Have Declined 55% in Montana in Past Decade

Railroad accidents, derailments and fatalities have declined in Montana and other parts of the country in the past 10 years, according to data from the Federal Railroad Administration. The FRA reports that the decline is a reflection of efforts to enhance safety and by efforts in Montana specifically to communicate better with federal regulators, and to detect any trends. According […]