After derailment, Metro-North railroad considers sleep apnea screening for train operators

  • by: JIM FITZGERALD , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 18, 2014 - 12:25 PM

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.

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