NEW YORK – Two treinongelukken in New York and New Jersey in 2016 and 2017 were due to a sleep disorder of the driver. That the chairman of the investigative committee of the national Vervoersveiligheidsraad (NTSB) published.
Both directors members to severe sleep apnea, the temporary stopping of breathing during sleep. They were overtired hit and doezelden during their work occasionally away.
In Hoboken, New Jersey reed in september 2016 a train through inattention of the operator, without really braking a headend inside and cracked on the stootblokken. A woman came to life, 110 passengers were injured. The material damage was large. In January 2017, ran in the New York borough of Brooklyn by the same cause, a local train from the rails. Also, by this derailment resulted in more than a hundred wounded.
A doctor of the NTSB said in The New York Times that the diagnosis of sleep apnea can be easily made. He advised the railway companies to their personnel in the functions responsible to check. That is happening far too little. A proposal routine research required to set up, overtook it last year.