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NTSB blames undiagnosed OSA for two accidents

February 9, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board this week determined that two commuter railroad terminal accidents in the New York area were caused by engineer fatigue resulting from undiagnosed severe obstructive sleep apnea. The NTSB found the two accidents had “almost identical” probable causes and safety issues. The board also determined that these safety issues were not unique to these two properties, but exist throughout the country at many intercity passenger and commuter...

Accident, Sleep Apnea, transportation

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Hoboken train crash caused by driver's undiagnosed sleep apnea

November 17, 2016HME News Staff

HOBOKEN, N.J. - The engineer of the NJ Transit train that killed one woman and injured more than 100 others when it slammed into Hoboken Station has severe sleep apnea, according to his lawyer. A spokesperson for the New Jersey Transit said he could not confirm whether or not Thomas Gallagher had sleep apnea, but that the agency had a sleep apnea screening program, according to news reports. Gallagher's lawyer, Jack Arseneault, said, New Jersey Transit gave Gallagher a physical exam in July and declared...

Accident, Hoboken, Sleep Apnea

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