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Part of the job: How engineers deal with death on the railroad

(Source: Popular Mechanics, April 9, 2014. John P. Tolman is the BLET's Vice President & National Legislative Representative.)

NEW YORK -- In the aftermath of a train accident, news reports understandably focus on the civilian victims. But a major train accident such as a derailment can send trains careening into ditches or shrapnel ripping through a locomotive’s windshield. Up until the 1970s or the 80s, many companies expected railroad workers to clean up the mess after a collision and keep working, regardless of any nerves or psychological trauma.

Full story: Popular Mechanics

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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