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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a Safety Bulletin warning about the dangers of rolling equipment following a tragic accident that took the life of BLET Division 423 member Chris Wilson at a rail yard in Decatur, Alabama, on February 7. The incident is still under investigation by both the FRA and the National Transportation Safety Board. BLET has Party Status in the NTSB investigation. More details can be found in this FreightWaves article. NTSB is investigating a second recent employee fatality that involved rolling equipment, which occurred on February 13 on CSX’s Northend Subdivision in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.