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    Thirty-two hurt in train derailment at Chicago's O'Hare airport

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A2N0IX20140324

    A passenger train crashed through the end of the line early Monday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and barreled up an escalator and stairs, leaving 32 people with non-life threatening injuries, officials said.



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    Train operator 'tired' before crash, union says

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...rport/6816269/

    ... the operator reported that she had worked a lot of overtime before the derailment. The derailment happened just before 3 a.m. Monday at the end of the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line at O'Haret. No one suffered life-threatening injuries

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    Thank goodness this didn't happen during the morning rush!

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    Read today the train driver was hired only a year ago

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    NTSB states train driver fell asleep in a previous incident where she overshot a station. Not to worry, CTA says she really didn't fall asleep in that incident. Just closed her eyes for a few minutes.

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    There is video of the actual crash at the link below.

    NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls before

    The operator of the CTA train that jumped the platform and climbed an escalator at O'Hare has admitted dozing off at the controls, and had been admonished last month when she also fell asleep and missed a stop, officials said today.

    The new details of the investigation were disclosed this morning by Ted Turpin, the lead investigator of the crash for the National Transportation Safety Board, after officials interviewed the operator.


    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,2232372.story


    Video appears to show CTA train crashing into platform

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,4904882.story
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    Not a very good choice to place the escalators there ; imo.
    What if there'd been people walking up/down them ?

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    Hmmm I wonder what the working conditions are like?

    My friend is a chronically overworked nurse and ran straight into the back of another car due to sheer exhaustion.

    All it takes is a moments inattention.

    Thankfully no one was hurt.
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    'Exhausted' train driver worked 69 hours in the seven days before crashing at O'Hare International Airport

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-accident.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie in Spokane View Post
    'Exhausted' train driver worked 69 hours in the seven days before crashing at O'Hare International Airport

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-accident.html
    She was off for 17 hours before her 8 hour shift. Hardly a reason to be exhausted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwt42 View Post
    She was off for 17 hours before her 8 hour shift. Hardly a reason to be exhausted.
    I disagree. (NOT defending the driver- just making an observation based on my master's thesis research)

    The driver works all three shifts in the space of a week by virtue of her 'on call status. She can be / is usually called in at a moment's notice. So she likely got up in the morning- did her daily stuff/ life, and then, just before bedtime, was summoned in to an eight hour shift driving the train.

    Fortunately no lives were lost. Let me tell you, fatigue kills.
    Six-year-old Shannon Sherrill disappeared from her front yard in Thorntown, Indiana in October, 1986. Someone knows where she is......

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmaryjean View Post
    I disagree. (NOT defending the driver- just making an observation based on my master's thesis research)

    The driver works all three shifts in the space of a week by virtue of her 'on call status. She can be / is usually called in at a moment's notice. So she likely got up in the morning- did her daily stuff/ life, and then, just before bedtime, was summoned in to an eight hour shift driving the train.

    Fortunately no lives were lost. Let me tell you, fatigue kills.
    Its never the individuals fault.

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    I repeat: NOT defending the driver- just describing the circumstances under which some folks work.
    Six-year-old Shannon Sherrill disappeared from her front yard in Thorntown, Indiana in October, 1986. Someone knows where she is......

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...annon+sherrill

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    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/03/...e-train-crash/

    CTA says train operator worked 55 hours in previous 7 days.

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    Operator of train that jumped tracks at Chicago's O'Hare Airport fired

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/04/us/chi...html?hpt=hp_t3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie in Spokane View Post
    Operator of train that jumped tracks at Chicago's O'Hare Airport fired

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/04/us/chi...html?hpt=hp_t3
    Anything about the train company going to review their policies on overtime? The airlines had to quit overscheduling their pilots for just this kind of thing. Truckers also. I am very surprized that trains can get by with this.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

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