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November 25, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A broken rail attachment caused an Amtrak passenger train to derail and plunge into a swamp in Secaucus, injuring 34 people, federal investigators said. A sidebar that attaches to the rails was broken, said Mark Garcia, regional director of the National Transportation Safety Board. The 12-car train was en route from Washington to Boston with 88 passengers and 25 Amtrak employees.
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March 26, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A diabetic engineer who hid an eye disease that made it hard to tell colors ran a red light and caused the 1996 crash of two New Jersey commuter trains that killed him and two others, a federal safety panel ruled. Engineer John DeCurtis could not tell he was running a stop signal, the National Transportation Safety Board said. The diabetes led to the deteriorating eye disease.
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March 26, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A diabetic engineer who hid an eye disease that made it hard to tell colors ran a red light and caused the 1996 crash of two New Jersey commuter trains that killed him and two others, a federal safety panel ruled. Engineer John DeCurtis could not tell he was running a stop signal, the National Transportation Safety Board said. The diabetes led to the deteriorating eye disease.
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November 25, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A broken rail attachment caused an Amtrak passenger train to derail and plunge into a swamp in Secaucus, injuring 34 people, federal investigators said. A sidebar that attaches to the rails was broken, said Mark Garcia, regional director of the National Transportation Safety Board. The 12-car train was en route from Washington to Boston with 88 passengers and 25 Amtrak employees.
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March 10, 1987 | United Press International
A 36-car freight train hauling hazardous material derailed and caught fire, forcing residents to flee their homes Monday until firefighters stopped the blaze from reaching the dangerous cargo, authorities said. No injuries were reported, a police dispatcher said.
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February 10, 1996 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A train crowded with rush-hour commuters smashed into another passenger train after apparently missing a signal Friday morning in New Jersey, killing three people and injuring 165 others, 17 of them seriously. The dead included the engineers of both trains and a passenger who was crushed between two seats. The front car of one of the trains was ripped apart as if by a giant can opener, smashing windows and sending sparks and metal flying in all directions.
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February 12, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The engineer of the train that ran a stop signal before a fatal commuter crash had been suspended repeatedly for failing to stop and even derailing a train, investigators said. John DeCurtis, who was one of three people killed in Friday's crash, had been suspended a total of 105 days since 1983 for the infractions, said Jim Hall, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. DeCurtis derailed once, ran stop signals twice and missed a station once.
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November 24, 1996 | From Associated Press
An Amtrak train carrying mail and 113 people jumped the track at 60 mph Saturday, sideswiping another Amtrak train and landing in a swamp. Thirty-four people were injured. The derailment disrupted service between Newark and New York City all day, with two tracks closed. Regular service was expected today. No one aboard the sideswiped train was hurt. Amtrak said 17 passengers and 15 employees aboard the mail train were treated for minor injuries and released from local hospitals.
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November 24, 1996 | From Associated Press
An Amtrak train carrying mail and 113 people jumped the track at 60 mph Saturday, sideswiping another Amtrak train and landing in a swamp. Thirty-four people were injured. The derailment disrupted service between Newark and New York City all day, with two tracks closed. Regular service was expected today. No one aboard the sideswiped train was hurt. Amtrak said 17 passengers and 15 employees aboard the mail train were treated for minor injuries and released from local hospitals.
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February 12, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The engineer of the train that ran a stop signal before a fatal commuter crash had been suspended repeatedly for failing to stop and even derailing a train, investigators said. John DeCurtis, who was one of three people killed in Friday's crash, had been suspended a total of 105 days since 1983 for the infractions, said Jim Hall, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. DeCurtis derailed once, ran stop signals twice and missed a station once.
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February 10, 1996 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A train crowded with rush-hour commuters smashed into another passenger train after apparently missing a signal Friday morning in New Jersey, killing three people and injuring 165 others, 17 of them seriously. The dead included the engineers of both trains and a passenger who was crushed between two seats. The front car of one of the trains was ripped apart as if by a giant can opener, smashing windows and sending sparks and metal flying in all directions.
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March 10, 1987 | United Press International
A 36-car freight train hauling hazardous material derailed and caught fire, forcing residents to flee their homes Monday until firefighters stopped the blaze from reaching the dangerous cargo, authorities said. No injuries were reported, a police dispatcher said.
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