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NTSB launches investigation into BART worker deaths

Original post made on Oct 21, 2013

NTSB investigator Jim Southworth said the agency will be in the Bay Area for the next four to 10 days collecting information on what happened
during the collision, which occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on a northbound track around one mile north of Walnut Creek.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, October 20, 2013, 9:11 AM

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 21, 2013 at 10:47 am

Very sad sincere condolences to the families of the two men killed in this accident.

Just my opinion...On the surface it appears the BART train was operating under computer control. That in it self may have led the assigned operator to leave the control cabin and wander in the passenger area of the train as it was speeding down the track. I am assuming if he or she was where he or she was supposed to be he or she would have seen the work crew and would have sounded the BART train horn warning the two workers that the train was approaching. I am so sorry to say it appears like another damn human error.

Again, just my opinion. And again my sincere condolences to the families

Julia Pardini from Alamo

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of another community
on Oct 21, 2013 at 5:19 pm

The deaths of 2 BART employees is tragic indeed.

Hopefully, the investigators will conduct a very thorough investigation.

Until the report is completed, I will not assume that the deaths of the two employees was an "accident".

A union strike was in process.

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