Dealing with death on the rails is part of the job at SEPTA

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A SEPTA train on the Market Frankford elevated rail line approaches Center City, Philadelphia. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

A SEPTA train on the Market Frankford elevated rail line approaches Center City, Philadelphia. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

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People getting hit and killed on the SEPTA tracks is a common tragedy — it happens almost every month. Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jason Laughlin looked into how that affects the people operating those trains and found out that for many of them, it’s a traumatic hazard of the trade.

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