Christopher Sheppard

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.
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.
BART Overhauling Safety Standards After Deadly Weekend Accident BART is permanently dropping a controversial safety protocol known as “simple approval” after two workers were killed on the tracks over the weekend, a BART manager announced at the transit agency’s board meeting in Oakland Thursday.
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.
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