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KCS employees mark years without a reportable injury

Workers in Kansas City Southern’s Artesia Subdivision recently achieved some significant safety milestones. Employees working on a line between Corinth, Miss., and Counce, Tenn., have gone 13 years without a reportable injury, except for a third-party industrial injury in 1998. And employees working on a line from West Point to Corinth, Miss., have gone 400 days without a reportable injury.

KCS officials attribute the streaks to employees being their “brother's keepers” and Southeast Division managers providing the necessary tools for a safe workplace.

“The [workers] communicate, coordinate and take the initiative to do what is necessary to keep one another and the operation safe,” said Trainmaster Orville King in a prepared statement.

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