Fames - Safety Reports





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FAMES, as of the date of this publication, has analyzed 89 individual cases, of which, 46 involved trains or on-track equipment where two or more tracks were present. Below is the breakdown of the hazards and statistics pertaining to those accidents.

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January 31, 2021: At approximately 2:00 pm, a 60-year-old male track laborer with 41 years of service was marking ties when a tamper unexpectedly travelled forward and fatally struck the laborer.

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The FAMES Committee Reminds All Roadway Workers That Historically an Increase in Accidents Occur During the 4th Quarter.

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The FAMES Committee reviewed available data1 from 9 fatal railroad accidents occurring since 1997 in which a boom on an RMM was in use. Roadway workers and machine operators can become engrossed in their tasks when assigned to work with or near boom-equipped RMMs2 and various tasks often require ground workers to be in close proximity to the swing radius...


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