Amtrak Construction Worker Struck in Crash Died by Mistake

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April 4, 2016 Train crash evidence points to a massive mistake by two Amtrak construction workers death south of Philadelphia on Sunday. Constru

April 4, 2016

Train crash evidence points to a massive mistake by two Amtrak construction workers death south of Philadelphia on Sunday.

Construction workers for Amtrak set up equipment on the wrong “active” railway line in scheduled track work, a source close to the investigated indicated.

Currently authorities are investigating the tragic train accident to determine whether workers followed the 12-step procedure for rail line work.

Typically workers conduct railway construction work on Sundays, mentioned a source. However, it has not been determined whether the construction work was due to repairs or routine maintenance.

The Amtrak train that collided with a backhoe that sat on the track carried 7 crew members and 341 passengers.

The backhoe operator and his supervisor were the two Amtrak construction workers killed, according to Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York.

The National Transportation Safety Board Official Ryan Frigo is heading the train crash investigation in Pennsylvania. Authorities have recovered the inward-facing video, forward-facing video and event data recorder.

In approximately 12 hours, three train accidents have over in the United States on Sunday.

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