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MTA Wants to Screen Employees for Sleep Apnea

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority wants to prevent disasters like last December's Metro-North crash by screening employees for sleep apnea.

The agency, and the union representing Metro-North workers, said they are studying ways to implement those screenings.

Four people were killed when a train failed to slow down for a sharp curve and went off the tracks in the Bronx.

The NTSB later determined that the engineer was suffering from a severe case of the sleep disorder. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP