Fatigue plays role in US train accidents

Kamalick, Joe; Gibson, Jane
December 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;12/4/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 46, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports that the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration has found that train operators should do more to ensure that their staff are alert at a time when train operators want chemical manufacturers to build tougher tank cars that will not rupture as readily in derailments. The news will be welcomed by chemical companies and argue that railroads' operational and safety shortcomings are the cause of fatal accidents, not tank car design.


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