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Nebraska Man Injured in Train Car Accident

Nebraska Man Injured in Train Car Accident January 14, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Omaha, NE An Omaha, Nebraska man was recently injured in a train car accident when he became stuck between a guardrail and the car at the MidAmerican power plant in Iowa, the Omaha World-Herald reports.
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Feds Continue to Probe Fatal Train Accident

Feds Continue to Probe Fatal Train Accident July 16, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Washburn, ND A federal investigation continues into a March train accident that claimed the life of a railroad worker.
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Video May Reveal Who Is at Fault in Michigan Train Accident

Video May Reveal Who Is at Fault in Michigan Train Accident May 15, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Mason, MI Police are still hoping to determine who is to blame for a recent train accident that injured four people, including children. They have requested that any video footage taken from the locomotive be turned over to the authorities.
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Illinois Transportation Company Faces Lawsuit over Railroad Worker Injury

Illinois Transportation Company Faces Lawsuit over Railroad Worker Injury March 19, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Chicago, IL The Illinois Central Railroad Company (ICRC) is facing a lawsuit stemming from a purported railroad worker injury sustained by one of its engineers.
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Railroad worker files suit claiming job affected his health

September 20, 2009. By Charles Benson.
St. Clair, IL: A longtime railroad worker has filed a lawsuit against his former employer claiming that his exposure to various toxins over the course of his career contributed to him developing pancreatic cancer.
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A Train Accident, A Death and a Lifetime of Pain

A Train Accident, A Death and a Lifetime of Pain January 31, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Council Bluffs, IA For one man, his life was over in an instant. For another, a life became bedeviled with chronic pain from a lifetime of work with the railroad. For both, railroad worker safety has been an issue for rail workers for more than hundred years—ever since 1908 when railroad worker deaths and train accidents fostered the creation of the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA).
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When a Train Accident Takes a Life…

When a Train Accident Takes a Life… October 31, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC When it comes to railroad worker safety, most people will assume that the most pronounced issues relate to a train accident, railroad worker deaths or the emotional and physical trauma that come with an injury. In fact the Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) exists for that very reason—to serve as a resource, and a series of protections for workers who are injured, or for the families of workers killed on the job.
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Daughter Investigates Father's Railroad Death

Daughter Investigates Father's Railroad Death July 18, 2008. By Julia Browne.
Alexandria, VA Rosemary Miranda's father was a railroad worker and he died of carcinoma of the lung. She is trying to reconstruct his life and death through official documents, brief memories and family stories. The statue of limitations has long run out on the 1961 death but Rosemary is still hoping for some form of compensation.
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Railroad Worker Safety: The Hazards of Noise and Hearing Loss

Railroad Worker Safety: The Hazards of Noise and Hearing Loss July 15, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
St Louis, MI One might normally associate hazards inherent with railroad worker safety as stemming from asbestos and breathing in potentially lethal mineral dust—not to mention the dangers working around moving equipment weighing several hundred tons. However, lost in the headlines of horrific injuries and deaths happening on the railroad, is hearing loss and the noise pollution that causes it.
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Exposure to Mineral Dust Causes Lifelong Health Issues.

Exposure to Mineral Dust Causes Lifelong Health Issues. June 26, 2008. By Julia Browne.
Oakland, CA Sure it was dusty, and sure the particles stuck in the throat but none of the railroad workers suspected that thirty years later they would be diagnosed as permanently injured by exposure to dangerous levels of mineral dust.
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