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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 03:00 PM

Video shows terrifying seconds before Georgia film crew’s fatal run-in with freight train

Source: Raw Story

Miller directed his crew to set up and film on what he thought was an inactive track, straddling the rails of a trestle with a metal hospital bed. Minutes into the shoot, a train came over the rise.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/video-shows-terrifying-seconds-before-georgia-film-crews-fatal-run-in-with-freight-train/



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The video shows terrifying seconds before the accident, not the accident itself, but it is still disturbing.

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Reply Video shows terrifying seconds before Georgia film crew’s fatal run-in with freight train (Original post)
Fantastic Anarchist Mar 2015 OP
uppityperson Mar 2015 #1
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2015 #2
Nay Mar 2015 #3
Fantastic Anarchist Mar 2015 #4
NutmegYankee Mar 2015 #9
PeoViejo Mar 2015 #5
Populist_Prole Mar 2015 #6
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2015 #7
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2015 #8
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2015 #10

Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 03:12 PM

1. Just drop the gear and get off the tracks. They were so busy trying to carry everything.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 03:25 PM

2. I was just watching that at another site. I had the same thought.

Get off the tracks. Get off the bridge. Don't worry about the bed.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 03:25 PM

3. Yes, the gear won't hurt the train a bit -- save the crew! So sad to see them do just the

exact wrong thing.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 03:37 PM

4. I was thinking the same thing.

They were so close, too. Just fucking tragic.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 14, 2015, 04:16 PM

9. They all had plenty of time to get off the bridge.

They just had to drop the bed and run.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 04:45 PM

5. Inactive Track

 

Any Dolt can see that the top of the rails are not rusted. Inactive my ass.

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Response to PeoViejo (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 05:14 PM

6. Exactly!

It's clear from the condition of the track ( heavy, welded rail, well ballasted ) that it's a fairly well used mainline.

Just tragically stupid.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 07:29 PM

7. Train kept a rolling all night long...

 

Sorry. What a bunch of idiots.

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Sat Mar 14, 2015, 02:43 PM

8. NTSB To Hold Forum on the Dangers of Railroad Trespassing

I'm on a few of their listservs.

NTSB To Hold Forum on the Dangers of Railroad Trespassing

Contact Information

Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594

Eric Weiss
(202) 314-6100
eric.weiss@ntsb.gov

March 11, 2015

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public forum March 24-25 on the dangers of trespassing on the railroad right-of-way.

While railroad tracks have long held a cultural resonance with Americans, featured in motion pictures, TV shows, music videos and photography, they are private property. And they can be a deadly place. In 2013, 476 people were killed and 432 were injured in trespassing accidents, according to preliminary data from the Federal Railroad Administration.

The forum, Trains and Trespassing: Ending Tragic Encounters, will be chaired by NTSB Board Member Robert L. Sumwalt. It will feature speakers who have been seriously injured by trains; those whose communities have been affected; and railroad employee assistance program employees whose train crews have struck people on railroad property. The forum will draw on the expertise of railroads, regulators, and researchers, among others, to review the diversity of trespassing accidents and incidents and look at current and future prevention strategies.

The forum will be held at the NTSB's Board Room and Conference Center, located at 429 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C. However, on March 25, the forum will include a tour of Norfolk Southern’s safety train at Union Station.

More information about the forum can be found here: http://www.ntsb.gov/trespassing

The public can view the forum in person or by live webcast on the NTSB's website. As soon as they are available, an agenda and webcast details will be posted.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 02:00 PM

10. NTSB Finds Trespassing to be the Probable Cause of Movie Set Accident in Jesup, Ga.

NTSB Finds Trespassing to be the Probable Cause of Movie Set Accident in Jesup, Ga.

Film Crew Trespassing on CSX Right-of-Way

Executive Summary

On February 20, 2014, about 4:30 p.m. eastern standard time, a crew of at least 12 people was filming a movie scene on a railroad bridge near Jesup, Georgia, when northbound CSX Transportation (CSX) freight train Q12519 approached. As the train passed the film crew’s location on the bridge, it struck a prop—a metal-framed bed. Debris from the prop struck some crewmembers on the bridge walkway. One film crewmember was killed, and six others with injuries were transported to local hospitals. The accident occurred in the CSX Nahunta Subdivision at milepost A543.7 on the railroad bridge across the Altamaha River.

At the time of the accident, the train was operating on a single main track, with 2 locomotives and 37 freight cars. The train was traveling about 56 mph, in a region of track having a maximum authorized speed of 70 mph. The sky was clear, and the temperature was 80°F.

Probable Cause

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the film crew’s unauthorized entry onto the CSX Transportation right-of-way at the Altamaha River bridge with personnel and equipment, despite CSX Transportation’s repeated denial of permission to access the railroad property. Contributing to the accident was the adjacent property owner’s actions to facilitate the film crew’s access to the right-of-way and bridge.

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