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Take Amtrak? Read This

  • March 8, 2016
  • Train Accidents
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When Amtrak Train 188 derailed in North Philadelphia on May 12, 2015, just 100 miles to our north, eight people died and over 200 were seriously injured. Many think that a new technology, positive train control (PTC), would have prevented the accident and resulting carnage. PTC was supposed to be put in place by December
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Off the Tracks

  • June 24, 2015
  • Personal Injury
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On May 12, 2015, Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC), the stretch of tracks that run from Washington, DC, to Boston, suffered one of its worst accidents ever. Amtrak Train 188 derailed and overturned in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond neighborhood, killing eight people and injuring over 200. More than 240 passengers were on the train at the time
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Are We Asking for a Frackastrophe?

  • January 22, 2015
  • Burns & Explosion Injuries
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On December 1, a number of Baltimore residents attended an environmental hearing to weigh in on the potential danger of railroads in area neighborhoods being used for the transport of millions of gallons of crude oil. Houston-based Targa Resources has applied to expand its existing export pier in South Baltimore to store, handle, process and
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Train Accidents: Statistics and Tips for Prevention

  • October 3, 2012
  • Train Accidents
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There are unfortunately many types of accidents that can occur on the open roads in Maryland, but train accidents are one of the more dangerous types of collisions that can occur and can endanger not only those aboard, but anyone in the surrounding vicinity. A train, or railroad, accident can involve train derailment, collisions with
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Investigation Underway in DC Metro Crash

  • June 25, 2009
  • Personal Injury
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In a statement released Monday, June 22, 2009, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) declared that: “The National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched a go-team to investigate the collision of two Metro trains in Washington, DC…. …Railroad Investigator Ed Dobranetski is Investigator-in-Charge and is leading the team, which includes two specialists from the NTSB Office
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9 Confirmed Dead in DC Metro Crash

  • June 24, 2009
  • Personal Injury
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Authorities have confirmed that 9 passengers involved in the May 22, 2009 D.C. Metro train collision have died.  Though the identities of all victims has not been revealed, the age range for those victims who have been identified ranges from age 23 to age 64. The operator of the train, Jeanice McMillan, 42, was among
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A terrible Washington D.C. metro train accident has occurred today. The Associated Press recently reported that two, Red line transit trains collided in Washington D.C., severely injuring upwards of 70 people. At least six people have been confirmed dead as a result of the accident. Investigators have not determined the cause of the crash, although
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