Popular Mechanics article aboute train crews and fatalities

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Popular Mechanics article aboute train crews and fatalities

Postby Watchman318 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:28 pm

The link showed up in a post about rail-related articles and news items on another forum. Many of you, especially those who work or have worked for a railroad, or those who are Operation Lifesaver volunteers, already know about how being involved in a crossing collision or trespasser incident can affect crew members. I'm only an "outside observer" myself, but I know the effect an incident can have.
Gruesome death and injury are part of the job, but engineers have a front-row seat. Some engineers and conductors are lucky—they may see only one or two accidents in their career. Others who are involved in multiple accidents are known as having “the curse,” though many in the industry consider it mere coincidence. And for some conductors, accidents are so violent and traumatic they can lead to extended leaves of absence, depression, stress disorders, and even leaving the industry.

Read the rest of the article at <http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/infrastructure/death-on-the-railroad-16675879>

How can it be made less a "part of the job"? With more of Operation Lifesaver's "Three E's": Education, Engineering, and Enforcement.
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