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Union Pacific is safest US railroad second year in a row

Union Pacific is safest US railroad second year in a row

Union Pacific became the safest US railroad and achieved its best annual employee safety performance in the company’s 154-year history in 2016. This marks the second consecutive year Union Pacific was the top-performing railroad in employee safety.

Union Pacific’s safety improved 11 percent with a 0.78 reportable injury rate in 2016, compared to 0.88 in 2015. Reportable injury rates represent the number of reportable injuries submitted to the Federal Railroad Administration per 200,000 employee hours worked.

“This accomplishment reflects our employees’ unwavering commitment to make safety a part of everything they do and a step toward our goal of zero accidents and injuries,” said Rod Doerr, Union Pacific vice president -Safety and chief safety officer. “We are proud of our team and continue working to eliminate risks and create safer work environments every day.”

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