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Sleep Apnea May Be Making Your Commute Unsafe

Is sleep apnea making your commute unsafe? Taking the train is a fact of life in New England. But did you know that by getting on the train, you may be exposing yourself to danger caused by undiagnosed sleep apnea? According to New Jersey Transit, more than 40 train engineers have been sidelined after being tested for sleep apnea following the deadly Hoboken train crash last year. The crash happened when a train slammed into Hoboken Station at a high rate of speed. One woman was killed and over 100 people were injured. The National Transportation Safety Board later diagnosed the engineer with sleep apnea, which may have contributed to the deadly accident. After that crash, NJ Transit altered aspects of its sleep apnea screening process. 373 engineers were screened over the course of the last year, and 57 of them were referred for sleep studies. Of those 57, a…
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What Do I Do If I a Guardrail Fails and I Am Injured?

One young boy was killed and another was injured after they fell from a balcony in Perth Amboy early this month. The accident occurred just after 5 p.m. According to investigators, the two friends, one 9-year-old and a 13-year-old, were playing on the balcony while adults visited inside the home. And then, for an unknown reason, the balcony railing gave way. Both boys fell and suffered serious injuries. At the hospital, the 9-year-old died. What could have been done? Was this a tragic accident, or could the breaking of the guardrail have been a foreseeable risk? Explaining Premises Liability Laws in New Jersey Broken railings on balconies, staircases and other areas can lead to fall-related catastrophic or even fatal injuries. Sometimes, these accidents are simply that, but in other cases, victims may be able to file a lawsuit against the owner of the guardrail. For a property owner to be…
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NJ Transit to Test Positive Train Control (PTC) Safety Device

New Jersey Transit recently received approval to begin testing positive train control (PTC) on one of its train lines. PTC is a system that automatically slows or stops trains to prevent them from speeding or running past stop signals. It is designed to stop train-to-train collisions, derailments, train movements through misaligned switches and unauthorized train entry into work zones. It does this through the use of GPS, wireless radio and computers. NJ Transit is required to implement PTC by the end of 2018, though whether it will meet the deadline is unknown. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), PTC could have prevented several fatal train accidents, including a Metro-North derailment in 2013 and an Amtrak derailment in 2015. The organization is still investigating whether PTC could have prevented the devastating Hoboken train crash in September 2016, which killed one person and injured 114. According to the Federal Railroad…
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