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Union Head Says Metro-North Knew Of Danger That Led To Fatal Derailment

The two-year anniversary of the derailment, which occurred Dec. 1, 2013, is Tuesday.
The two-year anniversary of the derailment, which occurred Dec. 1, 2013, is Tuesday. Photo Credit: @JonMaggio via Twitter

Metro-North was aware of the dangers that led to a fatal train derailment two years ago in the Bronx, says the chairman of Metro-North’s biggest union, according to lohud.com.

Anthony Bottalico, Association of Commuter Rail Employees general chair, said that the railroad ignored concerns from the union about having better backup systems in case an engineer became unresponsive, lohud reported.

According to Bottalico, their concerns had been noted for "many, many years," adding that most accidents were due to human error, reported lohud.com.

Four people died in the crash, which occurred when an engineer fell asleep due to an undiagnosed case of sleep apnea.

The two-year anniversary of the derailment is this Tuesday.

For Daily Voice's original report on the crash, click here.

Click here to read the lohud.com article.

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