Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 9:49 am
Hach & Rose, LLP, urges all Amtrak employees and their families to take advantage of the Amtrak Employee Assistance program. We are offering free FELA and benefit consultations – please call us at (212) 779-0057.
For more information, please read the following statement by DJ Stadtler, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.
Northeast Regional Train 188 – Updated EAP Number
On Tuesday, May 12 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, operating from Washington to New York, derailed in northeastern Philadelphia. There were approximately 238 passengers and 5 crew members on board.
We are deeply saddened by the confirmed fatalities resulting from the derailment. Local emergency responders and senior Amtrak leadership are on the scene and an investigation is ongoing.
During this difficult time, the Employee Assistance Program is available to support all employees and their families. EAP counselors are very familiar with the unique challenges employees may face on the railroad, and conversations with the counselors are strictly confidential.
If you, a family member or fellow employee might benefit from consulting with EAP, please call (844) 268-7251. More information on EAP can be found on the Amtrak Intranet, under “Employees” → “Employee Assistance Program.”
We will update you as the investigation progresses and further information becomes available.
Our thoughts and prayers are with our passengers, crew members and their loved ones.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer