BART workers killed
The National Transportation Safety Board Thursday issued “urgent” safety recommendations to protect rail workers in the wake of the on-the-job deaths of two Bay Area Rapid Transit track workers in Contra Costa County two months ago.
A Contra Costa County coroner concluded last month that both 58-year-old Christopher Sheppard and 66-year-old Laurence Daniels had their backs turned when they were hit.
The head of a Northern California transit workers union on Thursday called for a criminal investigation into the deaths of two Bay Area Rapid Transit track inspectors who were struck by a train while BART workers were on strike.
The California Public Utilities Commission has unanimously adopted new rail safety regulations, less than two weeks after two Bay Area Rapid Transit workers were killed while working on the tracks.
A state legislative committee is planning to hold a hearing in response to the deaths of two Bay Area Rapid Transit track inspectors who were struck by a train.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors passed resolutions honoring the two workers killed on the tracks on October 19, despite protests from union leadership.
A stretch of Bay Area Rapid Transit tracks in Contra Costa County were scheduled to be closed from noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday as the National Transportation Safety Board investigates the BART accident that killed two workers over the weekend.
The two BART workers who were struck and killed by a train while inspecting the tracks during the second day of a BART strike over the weekend were working under a practice in which they were considered responsible for their own safety, a National Transportation Safety Board official said Tuesday.
The operator of a BART train that struck and killed two workers near the Walnut Creek station on Saturday was in training, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator confirmed Monday afternoon.
The tragic accident that claimed the lives of two men on BART train tracks on Saturday has brought a somber air to the transit labor negotiations.