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Regulators May Require Two-Person Crews On Oil Trains

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April 9, 2014

U.S. regulators, acting after a oil train derailment last year ignited a fireball that killed 47 people in Canada, said they intend to require at least two crew members for crude shipments, a proposal opposed by the railroads.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) also will establish minimum crew size standard for most freight trains and passenger rail lines, the agency said in a statement April 9.

“We are committed to taking the necessary steps to assure the safety of those who work for railroads and shippers, and the residents and ...

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