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Tag Archives: Railroad / FELA Injuries

Police Investigating Fatal Train Incident involving Sleepy Hollow Teen on MLK Day

On Monday afternoon a Sleepy Hollow teen died after being struck by an MTA train near the Philipse Manor stop. Authorities are still investigating the events the led to the incident.  The victim was just 16 years old. Police have yet to release further information.  Learn more about precautionary measures rail officials have taken to -->

FDA Exploring Possible Implications of Caffeine Laced Foods recently published an article highlighting the FDA’s inquiry into a peanut butter product manufactured by “STEEM,” a Greenfield, MA company. You’ll fine many of the expected peanut butter ingredients in “STEEM” with an exception: green coffee extract. Each serving packs as much caffeine as up to two cups of coffee.  According to the company -->

CSX Locomotive Fire in Kingston, NY

The Kingston Fire Department responded to reports of a train fire on Friday, December 14th.  The massive 97 car train was luckily free of any crude oil or toxic materials. The firefighters were able to contain the blaze in well under an hour.  The fire under different circumstances could have been devastating however due to -->

Kingston Teen Struck and Killed by CSX Train

Ulster, New York – On Friday, November 13th a Kingston man tragically died after being hit by a CSX train. According to authorities the 19-year old was walking home from work along tracks near Ulster Ave when he was struck by a train heading southbound.  Investigators are still determining the factors that led to the -->

Warning! Whole Foods Recall

If you reside in New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire of New Jersey and shop at Whole Foods please take note!  Whole Foods Curry Chicken Salad and Deli Chicken salad sold prepackaged, at salad bars, in sandwiches, and in chef’s cases have been recalled. The recall was issued due to potential Listeria -->

Vermont Train Crash Still Raising Safety Concerns

In early October an Amtrak Passenger Train derailed outside of Northfield, Vermont. Thankfully there were no fatalities, however 6 people were injured. In the weeks since the crash many commuters and residents who utilize New York trains are wondering, how dependable are the rails?  According to Federal Investigators at the time of the crash it was likely rocks in -->

Tips For Safety In Train Emergencies Provided by Metro North

The February 3rd Metro-North train crash reminds us all to keep safety at the forefront of our minds while traveling. Luckily emergencies are rare on the MTA Metro-North Railroad, but we should all take a few minutes to memorize these helpful tips: Read the safety signage and familiarize yourself with your surroundings.  Take note as -->

Metro-North Crash is Railroad’s Deadliest Accident

On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, a croweded Metro-North train passing through Westchester County during rush hour slammed into an SUV that was on the tracks at a crossing. The crash created an explosion, killing seven people and injuring a dozen. The crash is deemed the deadliest crash in Metro-North’s history. Hundreds of passengers were evacuated -->

Metro-North Sees Increase in Crime in 2014

In 2014, 153 major felonies on trains and railroad property were reported to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority police. That’s a 5% increase over 2013, when 146 cases were reported. These major felonies were driven mostly by an increase in cases of tools being stolen from railroad sites. Among types of crimes, burglaries had the biggest -->

Toxic Chemicals Put Salon Workers at Risk

Salon workers are frequently exposed to products that contain harmful chemicals and are linked to certain cancers, reproductive issues and asthma, according to a report from the environmental health advocacy group, Women’s Voices for the Earth. These products contain chemicals such as formaldehyde, toluene and ammonium persulfate. More than 60% of salon workers have contracted -->