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FAMES Reports

The mission of the Fatality Analysis of Maintentance-of-Way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES) Committee is to analyze all fatalities and selected related incidents in order to make recmmendations to reduce the risk of future occurences and eliminate fatalities to roadway workers.

The FAMES committee dedicates its efforts to all road way workers who have lost their lives in the performance of duty and to the families, loved ones, and coworkers they have left behind.

FAMES Reports:

  • “Fatal Accidents Involving Roadway Workers-in-Charge and Lone Workers” – March 9, 2012
  • “The Importance of Effective On-Track Safety Briefings” – November 5, 2012
  • “Fatal Accident Patterns – Hours of Day” – August 1, 2013
  • “Fatal Striking Accidents with RMMs Present” – October 24, 2013
  • “Fatal Accidents Under Train Approach Warning” – January 6, 2014
  • “Fourth Quarter Safety Alert” – September 15, 2014
    • A comparison of available roadway worker fatality data indicates that the highest number of roadway worker incidents occur in the 4th Quarter
  • “Fatalities Involving Roadway Maintenance Machine Strikes” – January 2, 2015
  • “Safety Alert: Use of Electronic Devices” – June 1, 2015
  • Reissue of November 2012 “The Importance of Effective On-Track Safety Briefings” –  June 13, 2016

Click here to read An Introduction to the FAMES committee.

Click here to read a FAMES report on The Importance of Effective On-Track Safety Briefings