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BARTOW, FL – A fiery crash near Bartow, Florida claimed the life of a truck driver when the fuel tanker truck he was driving collided with a CSX freight train.

Billowing smoke from fiery tanker crash with CSX train near Bartow, FL could be seen for miles.

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SPRINGFIELD, MO – On February 10, 2012 in a Springfield, MO rail yard, a railroad worker found the severed arm of a man who was killed in January in a train accident in Montana after stepping in front of a moving train.

On February 10, 2012 in a Springfield, MO rail yard a BNSF railroad worker found the severed arm of a man who was killed in a train accident in Libby, Montana the previous January after stepping in front of a moving train while committing suicide.

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MOUNT PROSPECT, IL – A semi truck collided with a Metra passenger train, shearing the cab from the truck, derailing the train and killing the truck driver on May 13, 2011.

Aerial view of horrific Metra commuter train crash in Mount Prospect, IL where the conductor was seriously injured, a semi truck driver was killed and many people were injured and taken to local hospitals. Photo credit: WGN- TV Channel 9, Chicago

Mount Prospect is a suburb of Chicago and is located in Cook County, Illinois in the northeastern part of the state. It is about 24 miles northwest of the city of Chicago.
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BRECKENRIDGE, MN – About 1000 gallons of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was spilled in a train derailment in Breckenridge, MN on April 30, 2011 creating a sticky mess for railroad workers to clean up.

Red River Valley & Western Railroad

Breckenridge is located in Wilkin County, Minnesota in the western part of the state on the border with North Dakota about 201 miles northwest of Minneapolis. ... Read More

According to an article at INFORUM, Amy McBeth, BNSF’s director of public affairs, said the company is in the process of adding about 50 new jobs in North Dakota. Some of those have been filled, and a second round of hiring is set for early 2011. The company began the hiring push in August, 2010. BNSF employs about two-thirds of North Dakota’s 2,000 rail workers.

The company will also add about 90 jobs in Minnesota, where about 2,200 of the state’s 5,200 rail workers are BNSF employees. ... Read More

CHARLESTON, WV – CSX has opened a new hotel in Boone County for railroad workers in response to the 2008 Rail Safety Improvement Act that mandates 10-hour rest periods for railroad workers and signal employees as reported by the Associated Press.

The Oak Tree Inn is a new 25-room hotel that will cater to train crews that work in Elk Run and Danville.

A CSX spokeswoman says the rooms are quiet, clean and dark, allowing crews an undisturbed rest period no matter the time. The hotel also has a crew lounge with recliners, a 55-inch television, microwave, exercise room and computer workstation.

Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, are top nationwide FELA lawyers representing railroad workers injured on the job who need experienced attorneys knowledgeable in the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). For more information and expert advice, call 800.773.6770.

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