Union leader: Engineer William Rockefeller caught himself nodding at controls before Metro-North derailment

The NTSB says the train was going 82

The NTSB says the train was going 82 mph in a 30 mph zone when it jumped the tracks Sunday. (December 3, 2013 10:46 PM)

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A union official says engineer William Rockefeller caught himself nodding at the controls prior to Sunday’s fatal Metro-North derailment in the Bronx.

Union leader Anthony Bottalico says that Rockefeller "caught himself, but he caught himself too late." Bottalico says Rockefeller told him he "nodded," akin to a momentary lapse while driving a car. Earlier today, the National...

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