Accident Investigations

  • 01
  • Dec
  • 2013
ACCIDENT TYPE: Derailment (DRM)
LOCATION: Bronx, NY
RAILROAD: Metro North Commuter Railroad Company
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations, Hazardous Materials, Human Factors, Sleep Disorders
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Hazardous Materials, Sleep Apnea
ABSTRACT: On December 1, 2013, at 7:19 a.m., EST, a southbound Metro-North Railroad (MNCW) passenger train, number 8808, derailed in Bronx, New York, on Main Track Number 2. The derailment resulted in four fatalities, multiple personal injuries, a fuel spill, equipment and track damage of $5,876,090, and disruption to MNCW’s Hudson Division service for 2 days. Train 8808 originated in Poughkeepsie, New York, with a destination of Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

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