My colleague, Rick Shapiro, recently wrote about a  MARC commuter train that derailed at a Union Station yard, in Washington D.C.  The accident injured seven people and caused rail delays for much of the day.

In all, six Amtrak employees were taken to the hospital with a wide range of injuries, thankfully though none was considered life-threatening.  But even minor injuries can affect your life for the long term.  Railroad employees should be aware of their rights.  Find out more.