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Metro-North Set To Require Sleep Apnea Testing

Metro-North will now require sleep apnea testing for all of its engineers.
Metro-North will now require sleep apnea testing for all of its engineers. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Metro-North will now require all of its engineers to undergo sleep apnea testing, according to ABC New York.

The directive comes in response to the National Transportation Safety Board revealing that engineer William Rockefeller, who was in control of the train that derailed and killed four in the Bronx last year, suffered from severe sleep apnea and it may have played a roll in the tragedy, ABC New York Reported.

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