NTSB Issues Urgent Safety Recommendations To Protect BART Workers Following Track DeathsThe 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.
Autopsy: BART Workers Killed On Tracks May Not Have Followed Safety ProtocolsA 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.
Union Seeks Criminal Probe Of BART Worker DeathsThe 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.
State Transit Officials Adopt New Rail Safety Rules Following BART FatalitiesThe 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.
Lawmakers To Hold Hearing On Deaths Of BART Workers During StrikeA 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.
BART Unions Slam Board Over Deaths Of Workers During StrikeThe 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.
Stretch Of BART Tracks Shut Down For Worker Death InvestigationA 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.
NTSB: BART Workers Killed On Tracks Responsible For Their Own Safety 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.
NTSB Launches Probe Into Deaths Of BART Workers Hit By TrainThe 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.
Phil Matier: BART Tragedy A Catalyst To New Labor Negotiations 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.
BART Strike Continues As NTSB Probes Fatal AccidentBART commuters should find make alternate plans for Monday. With no scheduled talks in sight, the strike will continue.
2 BART Workers Struck, Killed By Train In Walnut CreekTwo people, one BART employee and one contractor, were struck and killed by the out-of-service BART train Saturday as they conducted track inspections between the Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill stations