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November 2018 Archives

Lives often hang in the balance following railroad accidents

Many Connecticut residents live in neighborhoods that are close to railroad tracks. When railroad accidents occur, it often affects people beyond those directly involved. A couple in another state who are in their 70s were at home together when their whole house shook, accompanied by a loud noise. The man said it sounded like something had actually hit their house, which prompted them to outside to see what was going on.

Emergency brake system not enough to stop train in time

If you've worked on a Connecticut railroad for some time now, you likely have a good understanding of how difficult it is to stop a moving train in time to avoid collision. Your employer may use advanced technology, such as automatic emergency braking systems, to help improve worker safety on the tracks.

Railroad worker injuries sometimes lead to jury verdicts

When a Connecticut railroad employee suffers injury on the job, he or she is responsible for reporting the incident to the employer. Unfortunately, some railroad worker injuries lead to contention between workers and employers, as made evident in one man's situation in another state. This man was injured during the normal course of his duties in 2015 and claims that his boss fired him after he reported his injury. 

Recovering losses caused by railroad worker injuries

If you or your loved one works on a Connecticut railroad, you likely understand that there are personal injury risks in the workplace. No job, no matter the industry, is 100 percent free of such risk; however, factory work, farming, commercial fishing and railroad jobs are typically more dangerous than others. Railroad worker injuries are often catastrophic, leaving those afflicted with partial or full, permanent disabilities.  

Fatal railroad worker injuries resulted from explosion

The Federal Railroad Administration is investigating a recent tragedy in another state. As most Connecticut railway workers know, railroad worker injuries often occur when equipment malfunctions or people do not do what they are supposed to do to protect worker safety on the job. Regarding the recent incident, there are many unanswered questions as to what may have caused a sudden explosion that resulted in a man's death.