Employer Responsibilities Under the FELA

The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA)

is “a response to the special needs of railroad workers who are daily exposed to the risks inherent in railroad work and are helpless to provide adequately for their own safety.” (356 U.S. 326, Supreme Court of the United States)

| What SHOULD the railroad have done?

("Theories of Negligence")

Safe working conditions

Duty to inspect

Duty to warn

Duty to train

Provide supervision

Provide adequate help

Provide safe equipment/tools

Enforce safety rules

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