Metro-North engineer William Rockefeller has been awarded a federal railroad retirement pension a little more than two years after he fell asleep at the controls of a speeding Manhattan-bound commuter train, causing a derailment that killed four passengers and injured 60, The Journal News has learned.Rockefeller will receive regular payments through the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board for an unspecified disability that has made it impossible for him to return to work as an engineer, Rockefeller attorney Daniel Seymour said.“There are a lot of victims of this derailment and I think Mr. Rockefeller and his family are among them,” said Seymour. “But his thoughts first and foremost are with the passengers on that train. He’s haunted every day by this event.” RELATED: Bronx crash: Union head says Metro-North knew dangers RELATED: Fatal Bron x derailment: Metro-North to pay conductor at least $835k RELATED: Anniversary of Valhalla train crossing accident brings lawsuits Hudson Line train 8808 was going 82 mph along a curved section of track marked for 30 mph when it derailed in the Spuyten Duyvil section of the Bronx on Dec. 1, 2013. Several passengers were ejected from the seven-car train during the derailment.Rockefeller’s work status has been in limbo ever since…. Read full this story
- Thousands of furious Brits stranded as Ryanair, BA and Jet2 cancel ALL flights to and from Italy until April amid coronavirus crisis – so how ARE UK passengers going to get home?
- Terror on the tracks: A deadly history of attacks on trains
- California declares state of emergency as Coast Guard delivers coronavirus testing kits to THOUSANDS of Grand Princess cruise ship passengers off the coast of San Francisco where two people tested positive
- BREAKING: US coronavirus death toll rises to 12 as another person dies in Washington state where officials have bought a $4 million motel and set up a quarantine site made up of 'mini hotel room' trailers
- Washington county with nine coronavirus deaths urges ALL its 2.2MILLION residents to work from home, pulls 22,000 students from school and tells everyone over 60 to stay indoors - while state officials warn primary voters not to lick ballots
- Cyborgs are already here, but the next steps will make you nauseous
- Budget 2020: Chancellor Rishi Sunak's speech setting out £12bn to tackle coronavirus in full
- Scott Morrison in virus crisis talks as nine Aussies test positive in Aspen, Grand Prix canned and Disneyland shut
- Australians face bans on ‘mass gatherings’ after coronavirus crisis talks
- Fukushima disaster: it's not over yet
Exclusive: Metro-North engineer in fatal Bronx derailment gets pension have 402 words, post on www.usatoday.com at March 4, 2016. This is cached page on IT Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.