Death on the Tracks: How Railroads Sidestep Blame

Number 21577
Subject Transportation
Source New York Times
State New York
Year 2004
Publication Date July 11, 12; Oct. 15; Nov. 7, 14; Dec. 30
Summary These stories exposed how the railroad industry shirk the responsibility for fatal accidents. It destroys evidence, neglects to report accidents, and finances a public relations campaign that blames drivers for crashes. The investigation also shows how the industry often has a close relationship with its regulators, and how faulty warning signals are more common than previously thought.
Category Contest Certificate
Pages 43
Keywords transportation;Federal Railroad Administration;accidents;train wrecks
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