Train Conductor Killed in Derailment Accident in El Paso, Texas

by | Aug 31, 2022 | Train Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly train accident in El Paso, Texas on August 29, 2022.  Reports indicate two train cars left the track after striking a derailment device.  At the time, a Union Pacific conductor was guiding a train into a rail yard.  One of the train cars landed on the conductor, killing him.  Nearby residents were evacuated because a gas meter was struck by one of the trains.  The accident remains under investigation.

Tragically, there have been a number of recent accidents involving trains.   There was a crash involving an Amtrak passenger train and a passenger vehicle in Brentwood, California on June 26, 2022.  There was a deadly crash between an Amtrak train and a dump truck at an uncontrolled railroad crossing near Mendon, Missouri on June 27, 2022.  There was a deadly crash between an Amtrak train and a pedestrian in New Iberia, Louisiana on July 12, 2022.  There was a crash between a train and an 18-wheeler near Vivian, Louisiana on July 29, 2022.  There was a crash between a train and an 18-wheeler in Caddo Parish, Louisiana on August 5, 2022.

Safe train operators must take adequate precautions to ensure that their conductors do not severely injure or kill members of the public in a train accident.  Industry standards require train companies to provide adequate training to their conductors and engineers.  Safe companies must also supervise their conductor to ensure that the company’s policies and procedures have been followed, as well as all applicable federal guidelines.  Failing to properly train or audit a conductor the company allows to operate a train can have tragic consequences.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York.  We have previously handled multiple cases involving train accidents.  Our attorneys have the experience and the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or been seriously injured in an accident involving a train or commercial vehicle.  The experienced accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was involved in an accident involving a train. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.