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Federal Employers' Liability Act: Issues Associated With Changing How Railroad Work-Related Injuries Are Compensated

RCED-96-199 Published: Aug 15, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1996.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined how replacing the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) with a no-fault compensation system would affect the railroad industry.

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