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Two Construction Workers Dead After Logging Truck Overturns on Bridge

Two Construction Workers Dead After Logging Truck Overturns on Bridge
Two people were killed and 19 others injured when a logging truck barreled out of control after its brakes failed, overturning and then dumping its cargo onto a crew of more than two dozen construction workers on a bridge, authorities said. "They were like sitting ducks on the bridge," Van Buren County Sheriff Scott Bradle said. "There was nowhere for them to run to get away from the logs."
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AP
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Law Derailed: Train Industry Seeks Another Extension for Safety Measures First Suggested in 1970

Law Derailed: Train Industry Seeks Another Extension for Safety Measures First Suggested in 1970
Despite a rash of deadly train crashes, the railroad industry's allies in Congress are trying to push back the deadline for installing technology to prevent the most catastrophic types of collisions until at least 2020, half a century after accident investigators first called for such safety measures. It's a prime example of the way lobbyists can work in Washington, even after a law is passed.
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Joan Lowy
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