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William Rockefeller is seeking $10 million in the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, saying he suffers from multiple injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder, as a result of the Dec. 1, 2013, derailment. Besides the deaths, more than 70 people were injured.
The lawsuit called Metro-North negligent and careless for failing to provide Rockefeller with a safe workplace and it blamed the railroad for increasing hazards by failing to install automatic brakes. It also said Metro-North relied on a deficient safety culture because it "prizes on-time performance at the expense of protecting riders and workers."
Just because it was undiagnosed doesn't mean he didn't know that he had it.
originally posted by: SlowNail
He genuinely may not have known. Apnea doesn't make you slip into sleep like narcolepsy. You have more trouble sleeping. Could just be a tragic accident.
He raises a good point about automatic brakes, though. The responsibility shouldn't stop at one Engineer. There should be fail-safe mechanisms IMO.