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Metro-North engineers suspended for safety violations

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WABC-TV reports that in the 18 months leading up to the derailment in December that killed four people, Metro-North had suspended 10 engineers for significant safety violations.

The violations, including nine instances where New Haven Line trains passed through red signals, could have led to collisions, the New York station reports. Read the full story and see the video here.

Reporter Jim Hoffer obtained documents through Freedom of Information Act requests that show the railroad suspended 10 engineers for up to 61 days for serious safety infractions. Nine of the engineers were suspended for “Passing through a red stop signal.”

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Frank Juliano

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