Federal investigators probing an Amtrak that crashed into a backhoe last year near Philadelphia, killing two railroad workers, turned up some troubling evidence of a lax safety culture at the railroad company, including drug use, communication errors, poor planning, and other serious failures. The National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) probe is ongoing, but investigators have determined that the train’s engineer, 47-year-old Alexander Hunter, tested positive for marijuana after the crash. Backhoe operator Joseph Carter Jr., 61, and supervisor Peter Adamovich, 59, were killed when the train struck them while traveling 100 mph. Mr. Carter tested positive for cocaine and Mr. ... Read More
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