7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

News and Issues
User Info

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

Like us on Facebook at

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts


KCS posts record revenue in Q3 2019 despite flat carload volume
KCS optimistic about its future
Union Pacific plans more job cuts as demand falls off
Freight railroads fight to regain shippers
DOT rolls out LNG “freedom gas” rail plan
Opinion: Railroad traffic analysis, a different approach
Stakes remain high as UAW members begin voting on tentative contract
RRB Q&A: Railroad Retirement annuities and pensions from work not covered by Railroad Retirement or Social Security
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines