In 2008, one person was hurt in a railroad bridge accident. In 2011, one person was hurt and one person was killed in two separate railroad bridge accidents. By examining some of the things that the 2008 and 2011 railroad bridge accidents had in common, the FRA and your New York FELA attorneys hope that future serious accidents may be avoided.
From the Three Railroad Bridge Accidents, Our New York FELA Lawyers Believe That:
Education May Make an Important Difference: In each of the three railroad bridge accidents that contributed to the issuing of the 2011 FRA advisory, the injured railroad worker had been provided with a personal arrest system according to the FRA's preliminary findings. However, the employee was not using the personal arrest system in any of the three cases. The FRA is recommending daily safety briefings at each railroad bridge site to prevent future accidents.
Supervisors May Need to Take Greater Responsibility: The FRA's preliminary investigations found that supervisors were advised of potential dangers but may not have taken the necessary steps to assess the dangers and make changes to protect workers. The FRA is recommending that grating only be unfastened for immediate work needs, and that it be clearly marked as unfastened to prevent future injuries.
Contact a New York FELA Lawyer if You've Been Injured
If you've been injured in a New Jersey or New York railroad bridge accident, then you may have the right to recover damages. Please contact an experienced New York railroad accident lawyer today at 1-800-362-9329 or via our online contact form for more information about your rights and how to pursue your potential recovery.