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Metro-North engineer in fatal derailment had sleep apnea, NTSB says

Posted on April 9, 2014

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BRONX, N.Y. — The engineer who was operating the Metro-North train that derailed last year, killing four passengers and injuring dozens more, was suffering from a sleep disorder, according to documents released by the National Transportation Safety Board NTSB), CNN reported.

The NTSB's investigation discovered during a post-accident sleep evaluation that William Rockefeller Jr. had "severe obstructive sleep apnea," the report said.

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