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Date: 03/05/13 06:40
3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: fqo63




Date: 03/05/13 06:48
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: cforssi

Horrible accident. May the victims RIP.



Date: 03/05/13 09:15
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: P

Not clear from the story what car they were in. Perhaps the gondola pictured? They keep showing the pipe cars, but also keep referring to steel beams which are clearly different than pipes. My guess is in the gondola.

Pretty horrific, but as we all know - when you engage in dangerous behavior, dangerous things can sometimes affect you.

As an aside: Assuming the beams were not damaged with the shift, how could this effect the delivery of the product to the customer? A delay of a couple of days would be expected, but other than that? ANyone have any insight as to what gets communicated to the shipper? I would think if the beams are undamaged, they will eventually get delivered and used for their intended purpose. Kinda gruesome, but can't see any reason to do otherwise.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/05/13 09:19 by P.



Date: 03/05/13 10:13
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: nikon1

P Wrote:
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> Not clear from the story what car they were in.
> Perhaps the gondola pictured? They keep showing
> the pipe cars, but also keep referring to steel
> beams which are clearly different than pipes. My
> guess is in the gondola.
>
> Pretty horrific, but as we all know - when you
> engage in dangerous behavior, dangerous things can
> sometimes affect you.
>
> As an aside: Assuming the beams were not damaged
> with the shift, how could this effect the delivery
> of the product to the customer? A delay of a
> couple of days would be expected, but other than
> that? ANyone have any insight as to what gets
> communicated to the shipper? I would think if
> the beams are undamaged, they will eventually get
> delivered and used for their intended purpose.
> Kinda gruesome, but can't see any reason to do
> otherwise.


Right now, the beems and car can't be moved to the receiver until the investigation has been completed as the car is deemed evidence. The police may release the car if they deem they no longer need it to finish the investigation.
Charlie
MP 53 on the BNSF Topeka Sub



Date: 03/05/13 10:17
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: KV1guy

Horrible for the crews and emergency folks dealing with it...the hell with the tresspassers. The world got a bit smarter with a few less people on the shallow end of the gene pool and a bigger lessoned learned (hopefully) by everyone watching TV.



Date: 03/05/13 11:48
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: ALCO630

Until it happens to someone you may know or love. Wow,what a sweet guy.


KV1guy Wrote:
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> Horrible for the crews and emergency folks dealing
> with it...the hell with the tresspassers. The
> world got a bit smarter with a few less people on
> the shallow end of the gene pool and a bigger
> lessoned learned (hopefully) by everyone watching
> TV.

Doug Wetherhold
Allentown, PA



Date: 03/05/13 12:07
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: Lackawanna484

RIP for the deceased, and condolences to the crews, first responders, etc who have to deal with this completely un-necessary and senseless mess.



Date: 03/05/13 12:18
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: Forever-Railfan-45

What is troubling to me is that the deceased could be someone's father, son, brother and etc.



Date: 03/05/13 12:20
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: hoydie17

The comments are priceless on that story... "Haven't the survivors been through enough? Please don't charge them, but give them some money to help." Whoever that poster is acts as though they just witnessed the holocaust.

Wow... never mind that they were breaking the law. Laws that are put in place to prevent tragedies like this, but let's reward them for breaking the law and testing the purpose for which it was written.

Sean Hoyden
Centreville, VA
Night Stalker Photo Works, LLC.



Date: 03/05/13 13:25
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: NSClevelandLine

hoydie17 Wrote:
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> The comments are priceless on that story...
> "Haven't the survivors been through enough? Please
> don't charge them, but give them some money to
> help." Whoever that poster is acts as though they
> just witnessed the holocaust.
>
> Wow... never mind that they were breaking the law.
> Laws that are put in place to prevent tragedies
> like this, but let's reward them for breaking the
> law and testing the purpose for which it was
> written.


I'm not gonna suggest rewarding the survivors but I'm also not gong to condemn them like they murdered somebody. It was a freak accident that happened while they were trespassing. Doesn't mean you as an individual have to be cold hearted. It just shows who people are truly inside. I'm not referring to you personally, more of a generalization for anyone who feels that way.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/06/13 05:35 by NSClevelandLine.



Date: 03/05/13 13:56
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: Lackawanna484

NSClevelandLine Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> hoydie17 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The comments are priceless on that story...
> > "Haven't the survivors been through enough?
> Please
> > don't charge them, but give them some money to
> > help." Whoever that poster is acts as though
> they
> > just witnessed the holocaust.
> >
> > Wow... never mind that they were breaking the
> law.
> > Laws that are put in place to prevent
> tragedies
> > like this, but let's reward them for breaking
> the
> > law and testing the purpose for which it was
> > written.
>
>
> I'm not gonna suggest rewarding the survivors but
> I'm also not gong to condemn them like they murder
> somebody. It was a freak accident that happened
> while they were trespassing. Doesn't mean you as
> an individual have to be cold hearted. It just
> shows who people are truly inside. I'm not
> referring to you personally, more of a
> generalization for anyone who feels that way.


There's been a gradual shift among some Americans toward focusing on --outcomes-- rather than the --choices--, conscious or otherwise, that got them to that point. It has reached the point that some court cases are presented to acknowledge that shift in attitudes among many prospective jurors. Somebody has to pay for this terrible result.

NJ had a case like that in 2005 when a kid won a large judgement against NJ Transit after he climbed on the roof on a rail car and touched the pantograph. The horribly burned, crippled 16 year was the focus, rather than the choices (drinking, engaging in extremely risky activity) that led him to the roof of the car.



Date: 03/05/13 14:02
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: KV1guy

Dont preach about how each one of us views this. I made no comment saying who's right or wrong, cold or not, blah blah. Yes it has happened to me, though not railroad related. Boating accident. Speak your views here, and read, not criticize the others. I feel sorry for all of those involved, families too. But to the ones it happened to, nope. And just think...its only a matter of time before the lawsuits roll in. Gotta love it.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 03/05/13 14:51
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: NSClevelandLine

KV1guy Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Dont preach about how each one of us views this.
> I made no comment saying who's right or wrong,
> cold or not, blah blah. Yes it has happened to me,
> though not railroad related. Boating accident.
> Speak your views here, and read, not criticize the
> others. I feel sorry for all of those involved,
> families too. But to the ones it happened to,
> nope. And just think...its only a matter of time
> before the lawsuits roll in. Gotta love it.
>
> Posted from iPhone


Nobody is "preaching" to anybody. They and I are expressing our views and opinions. Just like you right? Right. You were to busy trying to be abrasive... Lawsuits or not. Highly doubt CSX will be faulted...

Posted from Android



Date: 03/05/13 15:10
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: hoydie17

NSClevelandLine Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> hoydie17 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The comments are priceless on that story...
> > "Haven't the survivors been through enough?
> Please
> > don't charge them, but give them some money to
> > help." Whoever that poster is acts as though
> they
> > just witnessed the holocaust.
> >
> > Wow... never mind that they were breaking the
> law.
> > Laws that are put in place to prevent
> tragedies
> > like this, but let's reward them for breaking
> the
> > law and testing the purpose for which it was
> > written.
>
>
> I'm not gonna suggest rewarding the survivors but
> I'm also not gong to condemn them like they murder
> somebody. It was a freak accident that happened
> while they were trespassing. Doesn't mean you as
> an individual have to be cold hearted. It just
> shows who people are truly inside. I'm not
> referring to you personally, more of a
> generalization for anyone who feels that way.

That's kinda where I'm going. I guess I could understand if CSX chose not to file charges... but to be honest, best thing that could happen to them would be to get thrown in jail anyways. At least for a couple days they'll get food and a warm bunk.

But throwing them a check because they witnessed the tragic end of their comrades is a bit over the top.

Sean Hoyden
Centreville, VA
Night Stalker Photo Works, LLC.



Date: 03/05/13 15:23
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: garr

hoydie17 Wrote:
...
>
> But throwing them a check because they witnessed
> the tragic end of their comrades is a bit over the
> top.

That would be a bad precedent. If we went to that level of compensation, would the survivors of a deadly automobile accident also qualify for a check for what they saw too? To lighten the issue, would it evolve down to the level of the viewers of the Kardashians getting a check for having to see Bruce Jenner on the screen;-)?

Jay



Date: 03/05/13 15:34
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: garr

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
...
> There's been a gradual shift among some Americans
> toward focusing on --outcomes-- rather than the
> --choices--, conscious or otherwise, that got them
> to that point. It has reached the point that some
> court cases are presented to acknowledge that
> shift in attitudes among many prospective jurors.
> Somebody has to pay for this terrible result.
>
> NJ had a case like that in 2005 when a kid won a
> large judgement against NJ Transit after he
> climbed on the roof on a rail car and touched the
> pantograph. The horribly burned, crippled 16 year
> was the focus, rather than the choices (drinking,
> engaging in extremely risky activity) that led him
> to the roof of the car.

Exactly right. This shift started way back, shortly after the second person in any given state hung out their lawyer's shingle ;-)

Also true in the political world, some look at how much the politician cares about the problem, instead of what (s)he is doing to ease or solve the issue.

Jay



Date: 03/05/13 16:52
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: sp5312

ALCO630 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Until it happens to someone you may know or love.
> Wow,what a sweet guy.
>
>
> KV1guy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Horrible for the crews and emergency folks
> dealing
> > with it...the hell with the tresspassers. The
> > world got a bit smarter with a few less people
> on
> > the shallow end of the gene pool and a bigger
> > lessoned learned (hopefully) by everyone
> watching
> > TV.


People I know and love wouldn't be caught dead in this situation.



Date: 03/05/13 17:00
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: Cole42

You know darn well there's some attorney out there who will gladly sue CSX expecting an out of court settlement. Or get it to a jury and likely get some big money, as some previous posters said, it isn't about the illegal activity that got them killed, it will be about how the big bad corporation somehow caused those poor innocent transients' deaths. Heck even on TO you can see pity for them, so imagine a jury pool. I'm with KV1 on this topic.



Date: 03/05/13 17:12
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: Out_Of_Service

KV1guy Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Horrible for the crews and emergency folks dealing
> with it...the hell with the tresspassers. The
> world got a bit smarter with a few less people on
> the shallow end of the gene pool and a bigger
> lessoned learned (hopefully) by everyone watching
> TV.

we need the lower end of the gene pool ... someone has to be sanitary engineers,janitors etc. ... and for those ho don't know my sarcastic personality all comments made tongue-in-cheek :-)



Date: 03/05/13 17:14
Re: 3 Killed in Accident at Mobile CSX Rail Yard
Author: NSClevelandLine

Cole42 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> You know darn well there's some attorney out there
> who will gladly sue CSX expecting an out of court
> settlement. Or get it to a jury and likely get
> some big money, as some previous posters said, it
> isn't about the illegal activity that got them
> killed, it will be about how the big bad
> corporation somehow caused those poor innocent
> transients' deaths. Heck even on TO you can see
> pity for them, so imagine a jury pool. I'm with
> KV1 on this topic.

I'm not into the legal side at all.
I think 99.9% of lawyer's are snakes. My opinion was from a morality stand point only. I strongly disagree with anybody getting a settlement for getting hurt/killed while trespassing or for even witnessing it for that matter.



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