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Archive for August, 2012

FORT WORTH, TX. — Union Pacific railroad workers are being exposed to blazing temperatures at Union Pacific’s massive Davidson Yard located in Fort Worth, Texas being forced to deal with record summer temperatures in a rail yard that has been labeled the Fort Worth Death Valley.

Railroad workers in the Union Pacific Davidson Rail Yard in Fort Worth, TX experience blazing heat.

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KEARNY, N.J. — According to officials, a New Jersey transit worker from Bayonne was killed on Wednesday, August 22, when he was struck by track equipment at the Meadows Maintenance Complex in Kearny.

The Meadows Maintenance Complex in Kearny, NJ where a New Jersey Transit worker was killed by falling track equipment on August 22, 2012. Photo credit: Star-Ledger

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MIAMI COUNTY, MO.– A Union Pacific train consisting of 106 railroad cars derailed on Wednesday, August 15, plunging several rail cars into the Marais Des Cygnes River. Mark Davis, a spokesman for Union Pacific, told the media that only 23 rail cars derailed, but some struck the railroad bridge over the river.

Several rail cars plunged into the Marais Des Cygnes River when a Union Pacific freight train derailed on August 15, 2012 on a bridge in Miami County, KS just outside Osawatomie.

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PITTSBURGH, Penn. — a Norfolk Southern train collided with a tractor trailer on Thursday, August 9,  in East Pittsburgh.

A Norfolk Southern train crashed into a tractor trailer that was stuck on the tracks at the Main Street rail crossing next to the Tri-Boro Expressway in East Pittsburgh, PA on August 9, 2012. Photo credit: Justin Merriman / Tribune-Review

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Norfolk Southern Railway Co. was ordered by the U.S. Department of Labor to pay more than $300,000 to a Chattanooga railroad worker who blew the whistle after a job injury, according to a news release.

The DeButts Yard, the Norfolk Southern railway switching yard in Chattanooga. Photo Credit by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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A BNSF train derailment was reported in northwest Harris County on Thursday, August 2 near Houston when 2 trains derailed, after trying to merge onto the same track.

Tanker cars lay derailed and tipped over on their sides next to a locomotive after a BNSF train collision in northwest Houston, TX on July 26, 2012. Photo credit: KHOU

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MASON CITY, IA — A Union Pacific railroad worker from central Iowa was killed while on the job Tuesday morning, July 31, in the Mason City railyard, located in the 1600 block of North Quincy Avenue.

Fatal Union Pacific railroad worker accident in a rail yard in Mason City, IA on July 31, 2012.

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