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Dozens of NJ Transit engineers diagnosed with sleep apnea

Posted on November 9, 2017

In response to a fatal September 2016 crash, N.J. Transit updated its screening process for sleeping disorders.
In response to a fatal September 2016 crash, N.J. Transit updated its screening process for sleeping disorders.

NEWARK, N.J. — Following a deadly September 2016 train crash at the Hoboken Terminal, New Jersey Transit placed more than 40 engineers on leave after testing positive for sleep apnea, NBC4 reports.

The National Transportation Safety Board later found the engineer of that train suffered from sleep apnea, the report said.

In response, N.J. Transit updated its screening process for sleeping disorders. Fifty-seven of the agency's 373 engineers were referred to a sleep study, and 44 of them were diagnosed with sleep apnea, according to NBC4.

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