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by Jim Fulton
06/11/08
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I work for a major rail line in the western United States. As of May 1, we had one fatality on the system. By June 1 that number went up to seven. And now with one week to go in the year of 2008, that number has climbed to eight.

I've been a railroader for most of my life, having spent the last eight years with the Union Pacific Railroad. And in these eight years, I had never seen such a lost of life in an industry that fancy itself on safety. That’s not saying anything bad about the company or the men that were lost; but it serve to remind the rest of us that there is a chance that even though we work in an attitude of safety, there’s still a chance that - "may go to work and never come home".

But still, I am more aware of my surroundings while I'm at work and when I work at home and it’s with this consciousness that I so dedicate to brothers unknown.

And this is for you my brothers, whom I never have met, but will one day - may you all rest in the loving embrace of our Heavenly Father.


Is it improper to cry…
For men unknown?
Who went to work
And never came home -

For fathers unknown
Whose children will wonder
Why Dad is postpone?-

For husbands unknown
While their wives search for answers
To life on their own-

For sons unknown
Who rode on steel ribbons
While the Dads sit alone

Is it improper to cry?
For brothers unknown
Who went to work
And never came home?




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