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Fatal railroad worker injuries prompt investigation

Duties on a Connecticut railroad sometimes include relocating rail cars from one section of tracks to another. Any type of work that takes place directly on railroad tracks can be dangerous. That is why railroad employers are obligated to provide proper training to help keep their workers as safe as possible. If railroad worker injuries occur because of employer negligence, the Federal Employers Liability Act enables an injured worker to file a personal injury claim in court.

A recent tragedy occurred in another state on the property of a former army depot. Two railroad employees were assigned to the task of moving rail cars to another location. An accident took the life of one of the workers.

The 46-year-old somehow fell while he was working alongside his co-worker on the tracks to move the rail cars. Moments later, the train ran over him. The co-worker did not suffer any physical injuries in the incident. Witnessing the death of a fellow employee would undoubtedly be emotionally traumatic, however. As is the case in any railroad accident resulting in death, the Federal Railroad Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the collision.

Connecticut railroad worker injuries that are fatal cause great sorrow to surviving family members and co-workers. Workers who survive their injuries often need financial support during their recoveries. Whether the case involves fatal or non-fatal accidents, an attorney experienced with the FELA can help injured workers or family members navigate the legal system to seek financial recovery for damages.

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