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Chicago train operator asleep before crash, NTSB reports

Posted on March 26, 2014

CHICAGO —  The AP reported that operator of a Chicago commuter train that crashed at O'Hare International Airport admitted she "dozed off" before the accident, waking only when the train jumped off the tracks and climbed an escalator, a federal official said Wednesday.

According to a National Transportation Safety Board investigator, the woman had been working as an operator for about two months and acknowledged she'd previously fallen asleep on the job in February, when her train partially missed a station. For the full story, click here.

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