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Passenger Railroad Facility Safety Audit as Revenue Protection

[+] Author Affiliations
Carl M. Berkowitz

Professor of Transportation (Retired), Moriches, NY

Louis D. Rubenstein

Traffic Engineer (Retired), Arcadia, CA

Paper No. JRC2015-5612, pp. V001T08A001; 10 pages
  • 2015 Joint Rail Conference
  • 2015 Joint Rail Conference
  • San Jose, California, USA, March 23–26, 2015
  • Conference Sponsors: Rail Transportation Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5645-1
  • Copyright © 2015 by ASME


Thousands of slip, trip, missteps and fall accidents and train collisions occur each year at railroad stations, terminals, and grade crossings resulting in serious injuries causing a significant drain of financial resources. This paper provides guidance in identifying common safety hazards and easy ways to reduce or eliminate these dangers. This paper will cover a variety of safety issues, which are commonly present in a railroad environment. It also provides estimates regarding the cost of railroad related pedestrian accidents. More than 95 percent of injuries on rail system injuries are minor. The top one percent of injury claims can account for 20 percent of the total claims’ cost.

Copyright © 2015 by ASME
Topics: Safety , Railroads



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