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Train Accidents

Explosion on Metra Tracks Kills One Worker, Severely Injures Another on Chicago’s Northwest Side

An explosion on the Metra train tracks on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, near the Grayland station has killed one worker and badly injured another.Two welders were working in the 4500 block of West Byron Street when the tragedy occurred, according to officials. The two men were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where one tragically died. There were reportedly 17 workers in the area...
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The Rash of Recent Amtrak Crashes and How the Implementation of Positive Train Control Would Have Made a Difference

By Robert A. Clifford Partner, Clifford Law Offices, Chicago, IL Representing 21 Victims of the Amtrak Derailment Near Tacoma, WashingtonIn the past seven weeks, Amtrak train derailments and crashes in DuPont, Washington, and Cayce, South Carolina, have killed five people and injured close to 200, causing tremendous personal suffering for family members and demonstrating the tragic consequences of decades of Amtrak and rail industry ineptitude and...
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Clifford Law Offices in Chicago Retained by Six Individuals Injured in Amtrak Derailment Near Tacoma, Washington

Clifford Law Offices has been retained to represent a number of victims of the derailment of Amtrak Cascades passenger train 501 near Tacoma, Washington, Monday (Dec. 18, 2017). The tragic derailment claimed at least three lives.  Many of the estimated 77 passengers were injured and taken to numerous hospitals in the area.  There were also victims injured on the highway, where a number of the...
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Many Questions in Amtrak Derailment – Will Lawsuits Provide the Answers?

The tragic Amtrak Train 501 derailment outside Tacoma, Washington, that has left at least three people dead and injured dozens more on its maiden passenger voyage has left many questions as National Transportation Safety Investigators (NTSB) start sorting through the wreckage. The cause of the train derailment of 12 cars and two locomotives won't be known until months, perhaps even years, of investigation. Even NTSB board...
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