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Commuter rail eyes seep apnea screening for engineers

April 24, 2014HME News Staff

NEW YORK - A new directive would require Metro-North's 350 engineers to be tested for sleep apnea, according to news reports. The engineer involved in a 2013 derailment that killed four and injured dozens was found to suffer from severe sleep apnea. “Recognizing that an undiagnosed sleep disorder likely was a major contributing factor to the tragic accident, our organization is working with Metro-North to establish a program to help identify engineers who may suffer from the same medical condition,”...

Metro-North, Sleep Apnea

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