LIRR Freight Provider a Dangerous Employer

Asher TobinIn The News, Rail

Train tracks on a bridge

LIRR freight provider a dangerous employer, safety group says

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) included the New York and Atlantic Railroad in its “Dirty Dozen” list of companies that put workers and communities at risk.

LIRR Freight Provider a Dangerous Employer, Safety Group Says: A national worker safety watchdog group has named the Long Island Rail Road’s freight provider as one of the most dangerous employers in the United States. The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, an advocacy group, included the New York and Atlantic Railroad, or NYAR, in its “Dirty Dozen” list of companies that put workers and communities at risk. The distinction follows a lawsuit filed in February by several day laborers accusing NYAR of having them carry out dangerous jobs – including re-railing derailed trains – on LIRR tracks without the proper certification, equipment or training. More from Newsday – April 27, 2018