Category Archives: Transportation Safety

Must reinstate injured conductor and pay $536K in damages SEATTLE – North America’s second-largest freight railroad, Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC, must reinstate a train conductor and pay the man $536,063 in back pay, damages and attorney’s fees after a … Continue reading

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Goes Into Effect Later This Month The Kentucky State Legislature recently passed House Bill 315 (HB315), increasing the height and age restrictions with regard to state’s current child safety seat and booster law. The Bill increases the upper end of … Continue reading

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has updated its scheduled publication date for the “Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents (MAP-21)” final rule. Based on the Supplemental Significant Rulemaking Report, released on February 27, 2015, the … Continue reading

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Ordered to pay maximum punitive damages HARTFORD, Connecticut – Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company’s actions against an injured worker have resulted in the largest punitive damages ever in a retaliation case under the Federal Railroad Safety Act. A recent investigation by … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles On September 11th, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their preliminary results of the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2013.  There is some good news in the numbers:  2013 has a preliminary total of 4,405 … Continue reading

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by Jonathan Brown Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding they feel will facilitate coordination and cooperation between the … Continue reading

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends specific procedures and controls be in place at roadway construction worksites to help prevent injuries and deaths from backing construction vehicles and equipment. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics … Continue reading

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Employer violated anti-retaliation protection DENVER – Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway has been ordered to pay more than $526,000 in back wages and other damages to two workers following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and … Continue reading

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by Eric Lawrence We all see the signs posted to warn us.  However, many people don’t give a lot of thought to all the responsibilities that a flagger must handle while on the worksite. Some may even think of flagging … Continue reading

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OSHA has cited Henkels & McCoy Inc. for six serious safety violations at a work site in Neptune, New Jersey, where workers were performing water service repair on a road. OSHA issued $42,000 in proposed penalties following an April inspection … Continue reading

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