MTA will examine Metro-North train engineers for sleep apnea

December 16, 2014 2:37 AM

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MTA will examine Metro-North train engineers for sleep apnea

Medical staff will screening engineers for the sleep disorder starting in January. Sleep apnea caused a train to derail last December when the engineer dozed off. Four passengers were killed.

The MTA will soon start screening train engineers on the Metro-North line for a sleep disorder that caused a fatal derailment in the Bronx a year ago, officials said Monday.

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