Tag: accidents

‘Suicide by train’ is in decline, but deaths of people who trespassed on railroad tracks increased in 2017

By Ashley Halsey III August 7 at 12:01 AM Email the author More than 300 times last year, people walked onto railroad tracks to intentionally put themselves in the path of a train — and in 266 cases they successfully committed suicide. That data, recorded by the Federal Railroad Administration, is based on the conclusions […]

Woman killed by steam train while taking pictures near tracks

HENDERSON, Colo. — A woman taking photographs over the weekend of a steam locomotive was struck and killed after getting too close to tracks north of Denver. The 15-car Union Pacific historic train was arriving at Denver Saturday from Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming when the woman was hit near a crossing in Henderson. Her […]

Wind Turbine Blades Damaged In Train Accident

The train carrying wind turbine blades is stopped on the Des Moines River bridge. At least two wind turbine blades were damaged during an accident on the Des Moines River bridge, between Keokuk, Iowa, and Alexandria, Missouri, on Saturday morning, June 2. Information is sketchy at this time, but it appears that two wind turbine […]

Waterloo amputees sue railroad, saying it creates danger

The Associated Press and Courier Staff WATERLOO, IOWA— Two Waterloo women who lost limbs when they were struck while trying to climb through trains that were blocking the road sued the railroad Thursday for allegedly ignoring a safety hazard that’s left a trail of horrific injuries. The lawsuits filed in Black Hawk County District Court […]

Seymour man injured at work wins millions in case against BNSF Railway Co.

BROOKE CRUM | BCRUM@NEWS-LEADER.COM 4:08 pm CDT April 30, 2018 A Seymour man won more than $5 million last week in a case against BNSF Railway Co. after suffering injuries on two separate occasions in the company’s Springfield rail yard. The BNSF rail yard just to the east of Kansas Expressway. NEWS-LEADER FILE PHOTO A Greene […]

Railroad crossing collisions, deaths up last year

STAUNTON – Railroad crossing deaths, injuries and collisions are up from 2016 to 2017, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. Our area has seen three deaths just a month apart — the Crozet train crash, which took one life, and the Staunton train crash, which took two lives. In both instances, investigations determined the motor vehicle […]

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