It’s all too easy to shrug an accident off like this and say, “What could I have done?” After all, they couldn’t control that the train crossed the tracks. That may be true, but we have some questions as well. Why were those workers in the back of the train, unprotected? What’s the contingency plan for worst-case scenario? Take a critical look at your operation and ask yourself, are we ready for the worst case scenario? In other words, are we expecting the unexpected? The effort now is well-worth the potential risk of costing someone their life.

Dunaway, Jaime (2018, June 21). Worker riding on back of train crushed in derailment after crash in Little Rock, police say. https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/jun/21/train-collision-tractor-trailer-kills-one-east-lit/
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