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NTSB removes rail employees union
from Metro-North investigation

MidHudson News [Middletown, New York], by Staff

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Posted By:earlybird, 12/4/2013 11:52:08 AM

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board has removed the Association of Commuter Rail Employees as a participant in its investigation into the December 1 fatal derailment of the Metro-North passenger train in the Bronx that killed four people. Organizations designated as parties to investigations sign an agreement to abide by NTSB rules during an investigation, but on Tuesday, the chairman of the union, Anthony Bottalico, spoke to the media and discussed what he thought happened during the derailment and engineer William Rockefeller. “While we value the technical expertise that groups like ACRE can provide during the course of an investigation, it

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Newtsche, 12/4/2013 12:23:00 PM     (No. 9639901)

Looks like the union wanted to bypass normal procedures so they could influence the court of public opinion with disinformation.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Doctor P, 12/4/2013 2:19:37 PM     (No. 9640111)

The big question is why the union was part of the investigation in the first place

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 12/4/2013 8:16:01 PM     (No. 9640617)

The expertise would have been to craft a perfect reason why one or several of their members were not responsible for the accident!

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