Amtrak Didn’t Heed Work-Zone Speed Advice Before Fatal CrashAuthor/Presenter: Levin, Alan
After two track workers were killed five months ago, U.S. safety investigators urged Amtrak to slow its trains when they pass work crews. But Amtrak failed to follow the safety recommendations. Another Amtrak worker was hit and killed in a similar accident in Bowie, Maryland last week. The latest Amtrak accident is one of a string of at least four fatal incidents since December involving the American passenger rail carrier.