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August 2018 Archives

Railroad accidents often prompt safety questions

The Connecticut railroad system and all others in the nation are overseen by strict regulations and protocol. Especially regarding railroad accidents, employers and workers must adhere to these regulations when reporting mishaps, injuries or fatalities that occur on the tracks. If railroad administrators fail in their duties to keep their workers safe, they may be subject to personal injury lawsuits under the Federal Employers Liability Act.

Connecticut train yards high risk areas for railroad accidents

Railroad yards in Connecticut and elsewhere are dangerous places. Some track areas are more dangerous than others and are often scenes of railroad accidents. A recent tragedy in another state involved a train that was being maneuvered into a railroad yard and a worker who was on duty there at the time. 

How safe is your Connecticut train yard?

Working on a Connecticut railroad may be something you enjoy. In fact, you might be one of many railroad workers who come from a long line of family members dedicated to this type of work. While railroad officials have made many safety improvements through the years, most analysts still consider railroad work among the most dangerous types of jobs in the nation.  

Crash ranks among worst railroad accidents in company's history

Anyone who has ever been involved in a Connecticut train wreck understands how terrifying such situations can be. Railroad accidents often result in serious injuries to passengers or workers and, in worst cases, sometimes end in death. A derailment that occurred in another state in 2013 has been listed as one of the worst train wrecks in the company's history. 

Support for Connecticut workers injured in railroad accidents

If you or your loved one were seriously injured in a railroad accident, what are some of the things you think you would need most in order to recover as fully as possible? Connecticut railroad accidents often result in fatalities, and those who survive may suffer loss of limbs, bone fractures, brain trauma, spinal injuries and more. Many such injuries require emergency surgeries and long-term follow-up care.