15 track workers deaths prompt NTSB study

September 24, 2014 3:09 PM

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15 track workers deaths prompt NTSB study

Railroad regulators say some federal workplace safety standards should be extended to workers on and near the tracks.

The National Transportation Safety Board is issuing a draft report after investigating 15 deaths of railroad "roadway" employees in 2013. The number was up from eight in 2012 and five in 2011.

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