News Wire: NTSB report: 'Culture of fear' present at Amtrak for 2016 accident

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:14 PM

WASHINGTON — If Amtrak had deployed a familiar device that trips "stop" signals, it could have avoided an accident at Chester, Pa., on April 3, 2016, that killed two workers and injured 40 passengers on a southbound train, the National Transpor...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/11/14-amtrak-ntsb-finding

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:17 PM

Brian Schmidt
WASHINGTON — If Amtrak had deployed a familiar device that trips "stop" signals, it could have avoided an accident at Chester, Pa., on April 3, 2016, that killed two workers and injured 40 passengers on a southbound train, the National Transpor...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/11/14-amtrak-ntsb-finding

Weasel words from the NTSB now!  89 was properly operating on a track that was not 'under maintenance' through the work area.  Placing a shunt on that track would have required permission of the Train Dispatcher and would have rendered that track out of service for practical purposes.  

Amtrak MofW employees and supervisors did not follow normal and proper procedures in transfering their work area from one trick to the next and allowed MofW employees and equipment on a track that MofW did not control.

         

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