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APR 07, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Engineer Involved In Fatal Metro-North Train Derailment Had Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea

Train engineer William Rockefeller, who "zoned out" while at the controls of a Metro-North train in New York in December when it derailed, resulting in the deaths of four people and injuries of more than 70, had undiagnosed severe sleep apnea, according to news reports. The New York Times reported that the sleep disorder -- which is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep, which can lead to daytime fatigue -- was made worse by his recent change in shifts, to work in the early morning. While sleep apnea affects at least one in four men and one in 10 women, most people with the ... Read More

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