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NTSB releases final report on deadly 2018 accident in Cayce, S.C.

(Source: Television station WIS 10, October 1, 2019)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Today the National Transportation Safety Board released a final 90-page report on the deadly train accident on February 4th of last year in Cayce that killed 2 people and injured 90 others. The report follows hearings the NTSB held in July in Washington DC, looking into the causes of the crash and methods to prevent crashes like this in the future. The report concludes it was “the failure of the CSX to assess and mitigate the risk associated with operating through a signal suspension, and a failure to detect a switch in the wrong position.” The report also cites the Federal Railroad Administration’s “failure to implement training protocols to mitigate the risk of misaligned switch accidents”, as well as Amtrak’s “failure to conduct a risk assessment prior to operating during a signal suspension.”

Full story: www.wistv.com

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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