We are often contacted by non-smoking railroad workers who are completely surprised by a diagnosis of lung cancer. Generally, people think of lung cancer as a cigarette smoker’s disease, but...

In 2012, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (“IARC”) classified diesel exhaust as a class 1 known human carcinogen. Since then, reevaluation and reanalysis of the major studies that...

Studies have found that railroad workers are at a significantly increased risk of developing cancer due to their exposure to numerous hazardous substances throughout their careers.  Roswell Park, a leading...

For decades, asbestos was used as a fire-resistant material in construction projects and various other industries across America, including many segments of the railroad industry. Unfortunately, this means that thousands—if...

FAMES (Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-way Employees and Signalmen) is a committee that was formed by the Federal Roadway Administration (FRA) to review roadway worker fatalities. The purpose of FAMES is...

Every year, hundreds of Texas railroad workers are injured on the job. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, 727 Texas railroad workers were injured on the job in 2021 alone....

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