Train derailment sparks call for sleep apnea screening

By Jim Fitzgerald / The Associated PressPUBLISHED: Monday, May 19, 2014 at 12:02 am …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – 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 spouses about snoring habits. While no cause has been established for the Dec. 1 derailment in the Bronx that …

Engineer Driving Derailed Metro

The engineer at the the helm of the Metro-North train that derailed in December, killing four and injuring more than 70 people, suffers a major sleep disorder, according to the New York Times.  A source told the Times that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will announce this week that William Rockefeller has a condition called […]

NTSB: Metro

By JIM FITZGERALD | AP WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The 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 […]

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