Fatal train crash in New York caused by engineer with sleep disorder: NTSB

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) – A fatal New York City train derailment last year was likely caused by the engineer at the controls who fell asleep due to an undiagnosed sleep disorder, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday. The Manhattan-bound commuter train was traveling more than 50 miles per hour […]

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Engineer Involved In Fatal Metro

[unable to retrieve full-text content]-Sleep apnea is notoriously dangerous for people in transportation-related industries in particular, since the condition causes daytime fatigue. Pilots, for instance, are required to undergo sleep apnea screening by the Federal Aviation Administration …Metro-North engineer in fatal derailment had sleep apnea, NTSB saysCNNTrain Engineer in Fatal Derailment Is Said to Have Sleep ApneaNew York TimesBronx train derailment engineer had sleep apneaUSA TODAYLos Angeles Times -The Journal News / Lohud.comall 217 news articles » Did you find this useful? …

Feds: Engineer in NY derailment had sleep disorder

Engineer in fatal derailment had sleep apnea, NTSB says Posted on: 12:36 pm, April 7, 2014, by CNN Wire Service, updated on: 08:29pm, April 7, 2014 (CNN) — 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 Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB’s investigation discovered during a post-accident sleep evaluation that William Rockefeller Jr. had “severe obstructive sleep …

Sleep specialist notes man’s recent work schedule could have contributed

(CNN) – 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 Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB’s investigation discovered during a post-accident sleep evaluation that William Rockefeller Jr. had “severe obstructive sleep […]

NY rail crash engineer had sleep woes, felt dazed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — An engineer driving a speeding commuter train that derailed last year, killing four people, had a sleep disorder that interrupted his rest dozens of times each night and said he felt strangely “dazed” right before the crash, according to federal documents released Monday. Asked if he was clearheaded enough to […]

Train driver in fatal NYC crash had undetected sleep disorder: NTSB

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – The driver of a train that derailed in December in New York City, killing four passengers, had an undiagnosed sleep disorder at the time of the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Monday. William Rockefeller, the engineer at the controls of the Metro-North commuter train that […]

Report: Metro

The National Transportation Safety Board reportedly has discovered that the engineer running the Metro-North train during last year’s Bronx derailment had a sleep disorder. The New York Times says the NTSB’s investigation found that William Rockefeller had sleep apnea. And it says the condition may have been worsened by his move to an early-morning shift […]

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