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Metro-North ordered to pay largest punitive damages in OSHA history for retaliating against a worker who suffered on-the-job injury: Case brought under Federal Railroad Safety Act

The largest punitive damages ever awarded in a worker retaliation case under the Federal Railroad Safety Act were laid against the Metro-North for actions against an injured worker. An OSHA investigation revealed the worker, employed as a coach cleaner, was penalized for reporting a knee injury he suffered on the job. Because of this other […]

Metro-North Takes Safety Measures

After a fatal derailment and several other disasters, Metro-North is changing its focus from punctuality and on-time performance to safety statistics and messages. The change is in response to a recent review about Metro-North’s “deficient safety culture.” “While good progress has been made, much more needs to be done,” Joseph J. Giulietti, Metro-North’s president, wrote […]