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Four students were injured recently when a 2018 Freightliner school bus collided with a train at an unguarded railroad crossing in Lidgerwood, North Dakota. The collision happened around 3:40 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, in Richland County. Almost twenty K-12 Lidgerwood Public School students were aboard the bus when it attempted to...

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Record FELA Sanctions and Verdict Awards Upheld For 'Pervasive' Discovery Misconduct A Minnesota appeals court recently upheld a $15,343,753 jury verdict award in the case of Scott Kowalewski versus BNSF Railway Company. The court also approved an additional $5,846,281 in sanctions, awarded for BNSF’s “pervasive” discovery abuses and destruction of critical evidence....

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The cycle of railroad incidents continues

In the past, we have examined railway accidents and fatalities to help call attention to the need for increased safety methods or standards of accountability. The cycle of railroad incidents continues, as the tracks near Martinez, CA, were the site of another fatality last month. Thirty-two-year-old Martinez resident Liliana Alam was struck...

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