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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In June 2019, a Bismarck jury handed down a verdict that makes a statement about railroad industry safety and liability. At the age of 18, Cary Jurgens started working for BNSF Railway, where he was employed his entire adult life. On August 7, 2017, Jurgens fell while servicing an industry in Jamestown,...

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California Train Accidents

A dangerous area in the city of Martinez, CA, claimed another life this week. Marolyn Sullivan, a 36-year-old resident of Martinez, was struck and killed by a Fresno-bound Amtrak train. This is the third train-related death in the city of Martinez since 2000. According to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), there were...

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