What Are the Most Common Railroad Worker Injuries?

Working around locomotives, near railroad tracks, or in a railyard is a fundamentally hazardous job. Railcars and train engines roll along tracks on steel wheels and are incredibly clumsy and heavy. On a daily basis, railway workers are exposed to multiple dangers, some of which could potentially cause severe and even fatal injuries. If you were injured while you were […]

FELA and Railroad Signal Maintainers and Maintenance Way Workers

Railroad signal maintainers and maintenance way workers face hazards on the job, but it’s the daily exposure to hazardous substances that pose the most risk to these workers’ health and safety. Each day, these railroad employees work with and around diesel-powered track equipment that releases toxic exhaust fumes into the air they are breathing. Track equipment also disturbs ballast regulators, […]

How Often Is Asbestosis Misdiagnosed as Chronic Bronchitis?

It has been well documented – and proven in courtroom after courtroom – that breathing in asbestos fibers leads to the development of asbestosis. Asbestosis is long-term inflammation and scarring of the lungs that is caused by breathing in asbestos fibers. Prolonged exposure to these fibers can cause lung tissue scarring, shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, and chest tightness. Complications […]