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5/27/2003



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Metra earns silver Harriman for employee safety


Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Rail Corp. (Metra) recently received the 2002 E.H. Harriman Memorial silver medal award for employee safety.



Named after railroading pioneer Edward Harriman, the award recognizes the top three railroads with the fewest Federal Railroad Administration-reportable injuries in their class. Awards are based on the volume of work performed, and number of injuries and occupational illnesses per 200,000 employee-hours worked.



Metra earned the silver medal in Group B (railroads with more than four million but less than 15 million employee-hours), recording 3.11 accidents for every 200,000 hours worked last year, and 89 reportable injuries.



The agency also received the Harriman Achievement Award for the most improved safety record. Since 1984, Metra has won six Harrimans.


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