News Tagged With: train-derailment
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April 9, 2014

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

The NTSB's investigation discovered during a post-accident sleep evaluation that William Rockefeller Jr. had "severe obstructive sleep apnea," according to documents released Monday.


April 7, 2014

NTSB: Braking system sensor too far back in CTA train crash

The train was traveling at 26 mph when it passed a "trip stop" that activated the emergency braking system. The distance from the stop to the track bumper post was too short to stop the train because of its speed.


April 2, 2014

CTA, union clash over hours worked by operator before crash

The union representative said the operator had worked 69 hours in the seven days before the crash, while a CTA spokesperson said that she worked 55 hours and was off for 18 hours before her shift during which the accident occurred.


December 9, 2013

FRA issues Emergency Order to Metro-North following crash

In response, the Metro-North signal crews have installed new protections at the Spuyten Duyvil curve, which will warn train engineers of the approaching speed reduction and automatically apply the train's emergency brakes if speed is not lowered to the 30 mph maximum in the curve.


July 30, 2013

Spain train driver 'on phone' with Renfe at time of crash

The train was travelling 95mph when the driver, Francisco Jose Garzon Amo was speaking to members of staff at the state-owned railway company, Renfe.


July 25, 2013

Update: Spain derailment death toll rises to 80, investigations launched

The number of fatalities is up from 56. Driver error is being considered as a possible cause of the train jumping off the tracks at high speed.


May 29, 2013

Feds to investigate Md. freight rail crash

NTSB officials said late Tuesday that the collision occurred at a private crossing where the only marking was a stop sign.


February 29, 2012

Class action suit filed following VIA derailment

The same law firm led a class-action lawsuit against Via Rail and CN after a derailment in 1999 that killed two crew members and sent 77 passengers and crew to the hospital.


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