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Safety-monitoring drones become possible hazards

Meant to catch safety violators in the act, railroad drones, like those used by Union Pacific, are branded as safety hazards by the people they’re meant to watch. Many railroad workers are aghast at the drone activity aimed at monitoring for unsafe actions. They’re complaining that the presence and movement of the drones distract from potentially dangerous work in and around the tracks.

Determining fault in an accident with a driverless car

Studies repeatedly find that human error is the cause of most car and truck accidents. The takeaway is that accidents are preventable, that a human caused the accident by doing something wrong. In legal terms, this is referred to as a negligent driver: someone who caused injury to someone else as a result of their actions.

Right turns hazardous for bicyclists

High numbers of people are taking up cycling and residents of the Bay Area are embracing the cycling movement as well. Whether for commuting, daily exercise or just for fun, bicyclists can increasingly be found on sidewalks and roadways. Sadly, bicycle fatalities are also rising.

Railroad injuries and the FELA process

Most railroad injuries are the result of collisions or derailment. The catastrophic incidents hit the news, but smaller accidents happen regularly on the job site, injuries railroad workers. Bruises, fractures and burns are some common injuries that workers experience when a situation gets out of control.

Why railroad workers need underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage

Under the Federal Employers Liability Act, your railroad employer is required to provide a reasonably safe working environment. This is true whether you are working on your railroad’s property, a third-party owned industry yard, or any other place related to your work duties. It is also true if you are injured in a van accident during deadheading or transportation to a layover motel.

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