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PTSD: Occupational hazard for railroaders

Chuck Akers, lifelong train engineer, was forced to retire early after three physicians concurred that his numerous experiences with collisions that were caused by vehicles and people blocking the tracks (he was cleared of any wrongdoing in all incidents), had culminated into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is on the rise  among our nation’s locomotive engineers and conductors. View the complete story posted by Roanoke.com, here.