The other train accident victims: Rail workers

Published: February 11, 2015

fatigue_thumbIn December 2013, after a Metro-North train jumped the rails in the Bronx, killing four and injuring 75, a union leader described the train engineer as “totally traumatized.” The New York accident made national headlines, but other than the union quote, little attention was given to that trauma he faced.

A similar description of an engineer’s well-being came up at a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) briefing last week, two days after a Metro-North crash in Valhalla, New York, on February 4, which left six people dead. “I think it goes without saying that he’s very traumatized,” a board representative said.

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