The Price of Globalization

Carl Remick carlremick at
Fri Feb 11 06:42:45 PST 2000

>One of my friends got seriously burnt early Monday morning when the
>brakes on the remote control engine he was operating locked up while he
>was in the process of moving a hot metal car sometimes called a torpedo
>or a sub ladle.
>I have been told that Terry suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns from the
>molten iron that splashed out of the ladle.

What a horrible accident, Tom. I hope your friend has as fast and complete a recovery as possible.

>At the time of his accident Terry was doing the job of two men, engine
>operator and brakeman/switchman. Up until a year or so ago this had
>been a two man job.

Are there up-to-date statistics on increased accidents industrywide caused by this productivity push?

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