The National Transportation Safety Board found that a failure to screen NJ Transit engineer for sleeping disorder caused Hoboken crash. Obstructive sleep apnea was a factor in the tragic accident according to an article on Lohud.com.
Perhaps more disturbing is that legislation to require the screening of employees for this sleeping disorder was withdrawn by the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in August. The NTSB had investigated five other train crashes since 2001 where sleep apnea was a cause.
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