Investigations find Inadequate Safety Measures taken by NJ Transit

The findings of a recent federal investigation into the NJ Transit revealed the transit has been operating with seriously lacking safety systems in place.  A number of safety rules and precautions that are known to prevent injuries and death, including testing train brakes/using the train horn at crossings, had not been enforced. There was also evidence of employee cell phone usage during operational times. 

The findings of the investigation were cited at a legislative hearing with State lawmakers and executives from the NJ transit on November 4th, 2016. Both parties agreed the findings were completely and utterly unacceptable. 

It has been roughly 5 weeks since the tragic NJ Transit crashed that killed a woman in Hoboken and injured over a hundred others. Although the federal investigation offered unprecedented insight into the shortcomings of the NJ transit, authorities have yet to disclose what caused the fatal Hoboken crash.

If you or a loved one have been hurt in a train crash, or NJ transit bus crash, contact us today. 

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In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

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This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

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