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Archive for May, 2012

ATKINS, AR. — According to Pope County Sheriff, Aaron Duvall, a woman was killed when a Union Pacific train struck her Ford Explorer in Atkins, Arkansas on Monday afternoon, May 28.

South facing view of the Avenue Four rail crossing just south of Main Street (State Highway 64) in Atkins, AR where 26 year-old Nicki Settlemire was killed when her SUV collided with a Union Pacific train.

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UPPER MERION, Pa. — A railroad worker, employed by the Brandywine Valley Railroad Co., was killed on Saturday, May 19, when an 1,800-pound roll of newsprint fell from a boxcar at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News Schuylkill Printing Plant, crushing the victim to death.

A railroad worker was killed on May 19, 2012 after being crushed by huge roll of paper at the Daily News Printing Plant in Upper Merion, PA.

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SHARON, Mass. – An Amtrak Acela train traveling from Washington D.C. to Boston struck and killed a person on the tracks on Monday, May 14, near Sharon, Mass.

Aerial view of accident site where a 32 year-old pedestrian was killed on May 14, 2012 in Sharon, MA by an AMTRAK passenger train. The train was heading southwest from the route 128 station near Boston, MA towards Mansfield, MA. Photo credit:

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The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), on behalf of 15 railroad workers, unanimously ratified a new three-year agreement with Great Western Railway of Colorado L.L.C. (GWR).

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two vehicles and a light rail train were involved in an accident that sent seven people to local hospitals as a result of the accident. Four people were described as having serious injuries while three were described as having suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to the media.

Police and Emergency crews treat the injured at a light rail train accident in southeast Charlotte, NC where one vehicle was rear-ended and shoved into the path of an oncoming train. ... Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. — BNSF agreed to pay a $29M settlement to the families of four young people who tragically died in a train crash in Anoka on the night of Sept. 26, 2003. One of the victims, 23-year old Brian Frazier of Newport, was driving the car when a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train hit the car at a rail crossing. Frazier and three others were killed.

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