Human Fatigue Is a Large Factor
Similarly noteworthy is, in fatalities that are not due to trespassing, human fatigue by workers plays a large role. As a result, dispatchers and maintenance workers, if not fully rested, can degrade train safety. Consequently, the Federal Railroad Admin found that fatigue is prevalent throughout the railroad workforce. And above all, in train crews that are not on fixed work schedules.
NTSB 2015 Philadelphia train derailment
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