NTSB launches investigation into BART worker deaths
Original post made on Oct 21, 2013
during the collision, which occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on a northbound track around one mile north of Walnut Creek.
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on Oct 21, 2013 at 10:47 am
Very sad situation...my 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
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.