In an article related to the deadly Metro-North crash, New York Train Accident Attorney Howard Hershenhorn questions why the train operator’s sleep apnea was undiagnosed
New York Train Accident Lawyer Howard Hershenhorn is representing one of the four victims who were killed when a sleeping engineer derailed a speeding train in the Bronx in 2013. He was recently quoted in a Lohud article related to this accident. Here is what he told the newspaper about the NTSB leniency toward William Rockefeller, the train operator: “I think it’s an outrage that the NTSB gave him a pass because of the alleged undiagnosed sleep apnea, and his shift being changed. For God’s sakes, he’s a train operator.”
The article indicates that in the years before the fatal train accident, union members questioned the safety of the Spuyten Duyvil curve and recommended installing a a system that automatically activates the brakes on a speeding train when an engineer is unresponsive but Metro-North never addressed their concern.
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