Tag: fatalities

Railroad worker dies after explosion caused by fuel at tracks near Old Town Spring, authorities say 

Ana Gonzalez, Digital Associate Producer for click2houston.com SPRING, Texas – A railroad worker died at the hospital after an explosion caused by fuel at a railroad track near Old Town Spring Saturday morning, authorities said. According to officials with Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office and Spring Fire Department, it happened in the 26500 block of Hardy […]

Union Pacific employee killed in western Kansas

OAKLEY, Kan. (AP) — Union Pacific Railroad says an employee died in a “train-related Incident” in western Kansas. Spokeswoman Hannah Bolte said the employee died Sunday night in Oakley, the county seat of Logan County. The employee’s name was not released. Bolte said no other details were available Monday because the investigation into the death is […]

Pedestrians at Grade Crossings Gamble

MAKING THE GRADE: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao launched a push to stem the increase in rail grade-crossing fatalities Tuesday. She directed four of DOT’s subagencies to draft a plan, and urged communities to close or separate crossings. “Pedestrians at grade crossings gamble — they actually gamble — that they have time to cross the tracks […]

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