Topic : rail track safety

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Metro-North worker killed by train in Manhattan

Management & Operations| March 12, 2014
James Romansoff was an eight-year employee in Metro-North’s Power Department, and was part of a crew restoring power to tracks that had been closed for weekend maintenance work. The NTSB and the FRA are investigating the incident along with Metro-North and the MTA Police Department.

D.C. Metro contractor killed in rail tunnel explosion

Rail| October 9, 2013
Harold Ingram was working on the Red Line. Initial reports show leaking hydraulic fluid from an underground vehicle was ignited by welding equipment, causing an explosion and fire. Two Metro employees were in stable condition and suffered serious back-related injuries.
Rail| July 16, 2013

French train crash caused by track tech fault

The piece of metal linking two train lines “broke away” when the accident took place, SNCF Chairman Guillaume Pepy said at a press conference.
Rail| April 24, 2013

Rail track inspection invention receives 2nd patent

Two Marshall University professors say their invention, which uses a combination of GPS devices, cameras and ground penetrating radar, will make inspection of railroad tracks safer, more accurate and less expensive than current methods.

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