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NTSB Investigating Niles Amtrak Derailment

NTSB Investigating Niles Amtrak Derailment

October 21 WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a team to investigate a train derailment that occurred earlier today. At approximately 10:10 AM EDT, the Amtrak train, "Wolverine 350", travelling eastbound, derailed near Niles, Michigan. NTSB Railroad Investigator Michael Flanigon is leading the team and [...]

Fatigued driver, an unsafe operator and ineffective oversight caused deadly Virginia motorcoach crash

Fatigued driver, an unsafe operator and ineffective oversight caused deadly Virginia motorcoach crash

WASHINGTON - A severely fatigued motorcoach driver who lost control of the vehicle, the failure of Sky Express Inc. to manage safe driving practices and a lack of adequate regulatory oversight was the probable cause of a fatal motorcoach crash in Doswell, Va., last May, the National Transportation Safety Board said today. On Tuesday, May 31, [...]

NTSB Conducting Review of Regulations

NTSB Conducting  Review of Regulations

NTSB to Conduct Comprehensive Review of Regulations June 25, 2012 The National Transportation Safety Board is undertaking a review of its regulations to determine whether any should be modified, streamlined, expanded or repealed in order to make the agency's regulations more effective and less burdensome. The review is being done to comply [...]

2010 Numbers Out: FATALITIES ESTIMATED AT 34,925

2010 Numbers Out: FATALITIES ESTIMATED AT 34,925

Despite an overall downward trend in transportation fatalities in the United States, estimates for 2010 released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today reveal a rise in several categories, including motorcycles, medium and heavy trucks, buses, rail and pipeline. The deadly natural gas pipeline accident in San Bruno, California, [...]

Monorail Crash Documents Released

Monorail Crash Documents Released

The NTSB has released documents from the monorail crash that took the life of Austin Wuennenberg, 21, of Kissimmee, who died of multiple traumatic injuries in the July 5, 2009 at Walt Disney World. The incident was a head-on collision between two trains. Osha fined Walt Disney World $44,000. The operator of the pink train said he was backing [...]

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