Railroad Injuries and Deaths

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The Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) was enacted 110 years ago to place economic pressure on the railroad barons to spend money to make it safer to work in the interstate railroad industry.  The FELA makes interstate railroads legally responsible for providing their employees with a reasonably safe place to work.  This has been interpreted over the years to include a legal obligation to provide: proper supervision; necessary training; reasonably safe equipment and tools; necessary manpower, etc.  If an interstate railroad negligently fails to provide a reasonably safe place to work,

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March 20, 2018 
FRA Public Affairs
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FRA Takes Proactive Approach to Help Railroads Meet Congressional PTC Requirement
Railroads’ Progress on Positive Train Control Remains Uneven