Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES)
The Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES) Committee was formed by FRA in collaboration with railroad labor and management representatives as an ad-hoc, voluntary, consensus-based committee.
The FAMES Committee analyzes fatalities and other incidents, focusing on identifying risks, trends, and factors affecting roadway worker safety. The FAMES Committee will periodically issue findings and recommendations to reduce the risk of future occurrences and eliminate fatalities to roadway workers.
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- FAMES: Safety on Railroad Bridges [Nov 1, 2022]
- Fatal Accidents Involving Roadway Workers-In-Charge and Lone Workers [Jun 2, 2022]
- Fatal Striking Accidents with Roadway Maintenance Machines Present [Feb 2022]
- Roadway Workers Fatally Injured by Trains or On-Track Equipment in Multiple Track Territory [Feb 10, 2021]
- Fatal Accident Patterns - Hours of Day [Oct 8, 2018]
- Fatal Accidents Under Train Approach Warning (Watchman/Lookout) [Jun 15, 2018]
- Worker Safety at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings [Aug 29, 2016]
- The Importance of Effective On-Track Safety Briefings [Jun 13, 2016]
- Fatalities in Controlled Points/Manual Interlockings [Feb 27, 2015]
- Fatalities on Adjacent Tracks [Mar 28, 2014]