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Metro-North engineer William Rockefeller is loaded into an ambulance after a train derailment in the Bronx, Dec. 1, 2013. (credit: REUTERS via CBS 2)

Union: MNR Engineer Suspended Without Pay After Deadly Train Wreck

The engineer who was at the controls when a train derailed and left four people dead this past weekend has been suspended without pay.

12/04/2013

MTA Derailment Video

Attorney: Engineer Was In ‘Daze’ At Controls Before Metro-North Derailment

The focus has pointed increasingly to human error in the investigation into the deadly Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx, after a union officials said the engineer “nodded off” at the controls and “zoned out” before the accident.

12/03/2013

A Metro-North commuter train lies in the brush near the Hudson River after it derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station December 1, 2013 in the Bronx. (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Union Cut From Derailment Investigation Over Remarks About Engineer

The National Transportation Safety Board has removed the union representing Metro-North Railroad operators from the investigation into the deadly derailment in the Bronx this past weekend.

12/03/2013

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Metro-North Train Derailment Raises Questions About Technology

Safety officials have championed what’s known as positive train control technology for decades, but the railroad industry has sought to postpone having to install it because of the high cost and technological issues.

12/03/2013