USA Banner

Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation Icon United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

An Independent Evaluation of the Switching Operations Fatality Analysis 2010 Working Group's Processes

Document Series
Technical Reports
Deborah Bonnet, Michael Coplen, Michael Quinn Patton, Joyce Ranney & Juna Snow
Report Number
Subject Signal and Train Control, Switching Operations
Evaluation, SOFA, Fatality, Rail
ord0923SOFA.pdf (299.61 KB)

Due to our recent website upgrade some of the links in legacy documents might point to the decommissioned site location.  We recommend that users take advantage of the search engine above to locate the material they seek on the current website.  Be assured that we are working diligently to upgrade all legacy documents containing outdated links and to keep our content as current as possible.

Revised Links

page 19:  Findings and Recommendations of the SOFA Working Group, 10/1999

page 19:  Findings and Recommendations of the SOFA Working Group, 08/2004

page 19:  Severe Injuries to Train and Engine Service Employees: Data Description and Injury Characteristics, July 2001


page 19:  FRA Accident Investigation Guidelines: General Compliance Manual, Part IV, Chapter 9

DOT is committed to ensuring that information is available in appropriate alternative formats to meet the requirements of persons who have a disability. If you require an alternative version of files provided on this page, please contact
Last updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2009