One member of the NTSB challenged her colleagues' proclivity for citing "operator error." Her remarks came during this week's hearing on the May 2015 Amtrak train derailment that killed eight passengers.
Emergency responders to a 2012 train derailment were exposed to vinyl chloride. Many did not wear respiratory protection, and some suffered acute health effects. An MMWR report describes those findings, but an NTSB report illuminates how and why their safety was compromised.
Ms. Madeline Loftus, 24, was just one [...]