News Category: killed by a train

Train hopping is a dead pastime – try it and you could be too

You heard it here first: the whimsical practice of train hopping is dead. That’s right, this is no longer a relevant practice. In fact, those who continue to do it could face criminal charges and steep fines, suffer a life-changing injury, or die.… Read More

Written in blood: railway crossing incidents leave a tragic legacy

Earlier this week we introduced you to Mark Blanchette, longtime railroader and avid OL supporter. What he has experienced throughout his railway and first responder career is shocking.… Read More

Your brush with death: see what it’s like to be hit by a train

Let’s be real—we’re all obsessed with our phones and are generally in a hurry to get where we’re going. This combination of distraction and impatience can lead to lapses in our better judgement.… Read More

Longtime railroader describes the trauma of responding to two fatalities in one year

You hear about it when you’re hired on with the railway. Incidents happen, it comes with the job. You hope it doesn’t happen to you. But when you experience firsthand two railway-related fatalities in just one year, how could someone not ultimately ask the question: Why?… Read More

Feel the terror of having your vehicle hit by a train

The gates are lowered, the lights are flashing… you know a train is coming, but you can’t wait. You’re already late. Do you gamble with driving around the lowered gates? You think you have time, so you chance it, but…you don’t make it.… Read More

Rail Safety Week kicks off on Monday, April 24th-April 30, 2017!

Keep an eye out for our Rail Safety Week website coming live April 24th, 2017: looklistenlive.ca

Plus, watch for  the hashtags #sharethescare, #LookListenLive and #RSW2017… Read More

Find adventure elsewhere – don’t die in a train tunnel

If it’s a thrill-seeking adventure you’re after, you won’t find it in a train tunnel. You’d not only be trespassing, you’d also be gambling with your life. Don’t believe us? Give this a watch, and then find your thrills somewhere less life-threatening.… Read More

February rail safety stats: crossing incidents are on the rise in 2017

According to February’s railway safety statistics, crossing incidents are on the rise in Canada in 2017 compared to the same time last year. That’s an alarming kick-off to the year and it’s going to take a group effort to buck this trend.… Read More

Page 1 of 1112345...10...Last »