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Railroad Safety / Drinking #537893

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 04, 1984
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) National Trans. Safety Bd.'s hearings on train accidents caused by drunk engineers featured; Wiggins, Colorado, collision last April cited as example [Survivor Richard SPONZOL - describes crash.] Findings of investigations into Livingston, LA, accidents and others involving drinking and drug usage by engineers just prior to crashes reviewed. [Brakeman Keith YOUNG - denies crews' sleeping is intentional.] [NTSB chairperson James BURNETT - notes number drunk railroad workers discovered during recent survey.] Lack of federal regulations governing alcohol and drug use by railroad workers noted; continued claims of Federal railroad Admin. director John Riley that such regulations are imminent noted.
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil

Brokaw, Tom;
O'Neil, Roger

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