03-13-2016, 12:51 AM
(This post was last modified: 03-13-2016, 12:57 AM by GP49.)
The locomotive engineer in the fatal Metro North wreck in New York...a sleep apnea sufferer, he fell asleep and ran his train through a 30 mph curve at over 80 mph...has just been awarded a disability retirement.
It was not revealed whether the sleep apnea, which had been undiagnosed, was the involved disability. His lawyer "citing the confidentiality of his client's medical records, would not say whether (the) sleep apnea led to the disability finding."
03-13-2016, 11:59 AM
(This post was last modified: 03-13-2016, 12:08 PM by Phill.)
This man failed to declare/notify his employer or the licensing authority that he had several previous "incidents".
On 22 December 2014 a bin lorry collided with pedestrians in the city centre of Glasgow, Scotland, killing six and injuring fifteen others. The driver of the council-owned vehicle, Harry Clarke, said he had passed out at the wheel. A similar blackout had happened to him in the driving seat of a bus, although he not disclosed the incident on his heavy goods vehicle licence renewal application, despite such self-reporting being mandatory. Clarke was officially told he would not face further prosecution, effectively giving him immunity over the deaths and causing protests from victims' families at the way the case had been handled. In October 2015 it was reported that Clarke had been arrested on suspicion of driving without a licence the previous month.
In a BBC television documentary broadcast, relatives of the victims and survivors of the incident maintained that they had been told by a Crown Office official in one to one meetings that Clarke's prior blackout happened in a canteen, instead the driving seat of a bus, and that his obesity and lack of intelligence were major factors in not charging him.