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Metro-North to screen engineers for sleep apnea
MTA Metro-North Railroad has selected a health care firm that specializes in sleep disorders to screen all locomotive engineers for sleep apnea, railroad officials announced Dec. 15.Under a seven-month pilot project, all 410 Metro-North engineers and about 20 engineers in training will undergo an...
Man Dead After Catching on Fire Atop of Metro-North Train: Police
from: http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Man-Who-Jumped-on-Metro-North-Train-Hospitalized-After-Possible-Explosion-282062351.htmlMan Dead After Catching on Fire Atop of Metro-North Train: Police By Jessie Sawyer Monday, Nov 10, 2014 • Updated at 3:01 PM ESTA man found on fire on top...
NTSB report cites 'ineffective safety management' in five Metro-North accidents
from: http://www.progressiverailroading.com/passenger_rail/news/NTSB-report-cites-ineffective-safety-management-in-five-MetroNorth-accidents--42433NTSB report cites 'ineffective safety management' in five Metro-North accidents .social_buttons li{ display: block; float: left; margin:...
Train derailment fuels sleep apnea screening talks
From myway...........A deadly Metro-North train derailment last year in which the "dazed" engineer was found to have sleep apnea has pushed the commuter railroad to look into establishing screening for the condition, which could include measuring operators' necks and asking them and their...
NTSB Calls on Metro-North to Take Action on Recorders and Speed Signs
The National Transportation Safety Board today issued a series of safety recommendations to the Metro-North Railroad calling for the use of inward and outward facing audio and image recorders and the installation of approach permanent speed restrictions signs along the right-of-ways. These safety...
Track Worker Death prompts new push for railroad safety
 from: http://www.lohud.com/article/20130731/NEWS/307310062/Metro-North-worker-safety-effort-launched-NTSB-sets-fall-hearing?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFrontpage%7Cs&nclick_check=1  Metro-North worker safety effort launched; NTSB sets fall hearingTransportation board to...
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