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Lap Child's Death Spurs Canadian Accident Board's Call For Infant Safety Restraints

The just-released aircraft accident report on the tragic death of a six-month old baby in a runway overrun crash just days before Christmas 2012 has spurred the Transportation Safety Board of Canada - the equivalent of the US's NTSB - to call for mandatory age and size appropriate child restraint [...]

Testimony shows many at Metro were in a haze while train was stranded

The National Transportation Safety Board doesn’t hold trials. When its hearings are done, the chairman doesn’t stand and deliver a verdict, pronouncing a defendant guilty.In fact, there’s no defendant. But the court of public opinion is a bit different, and some judgments can be made in the case of Metro riders vs. the transit authority.Read full article >>

Dr. Gridlock: Bus drivers forced to ‘go’ on the bus because they don’t have access to restrooms, union says

When bus drivers don’t have access to restrooms while on duty, they often have no choice but to go on the bus, a top transit union leader told the National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday.“Urinating on a bus is something weShow More Summary

Canada’s TSB Deploys Team to Investigate St. Lawrence River Tug Sinkings

  The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has sent a team of investigators to probe Monday’s sinking of two tugboats on the Saint Lawrence River. The two tugboats, Lac Manitoba and LCM 131, sank within just a few hours of each other near Cornwall, Ontario. Show More Summary

Dr. Gridlock: Viewers’ guide to NTSB hearings on Metro smoke incident

The National Transportation Safety Board hearings on the Jan. 12 incident that stranded a Yellow Line train near L’Enfant Plaza and left one rider dead are set to begin Tuesday.The two-day session will be held in the NTSB’s Board Room and Conference Center at 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW and is open to the public. Show More Summary

Cell phones distracting pilots as well as drivers

Distractions aren't just for drivers. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a warning to pilots last week that said the presence of technology, such as cell phones and tablets, in the cockpit could lead to mid-air collisions. Show More Summary

New York Building Explosion Caused by Con Ed

The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that a defective pipe joint installed by Consolidated Edison sparked a deadly natural gas explosion that toppled two New York City buildings last year, killing eight people and injuring dozens. Show More Summary

NTSB Report: Captain’s Decision, Lack of Communication Led to 2014 Collision and Oil Spill in Houston Ship Channel

A U.S. National Transportation Safety Board investigation into the March 2014 collision between a towing vessel with two barges and a bulk carrier on the Houston Ship Channel has determined that the towing vessel’s Captain attempted to cross the Channel ahead of the bulk carrier, impeding the passage of the vessel. Show More Summary

Amtrak Engineer In Fatal Derailment Was Not Using His Phone, Says NTSB

An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that the Amtrak engineer at the controls of the train that derailed last month in Philadelphia could not have been using his cell phone at the time of the crash, The New York Times is reporting. Show More Summary

Amtrak Engineer Did Not Use Phone Before Train Crash

According to US National Transportation Safety Board’s, ongoing investigation into the Amtrak train derailment has found that the train’s engineer did not use his cellphone or access the locomotive’s WiFi while he was operating the ill-fated train.

Amtrak train engineer was not on cellphone, NTSB says

Authorities said the engineer driving the Amtrak train was not using his cellphone in the moments before the train derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people and injuring about 200 others.The National Transportation Safety boardShow More Summary

Philadelphia Amtrak Engineer Doesn't Appear to Have Been Using Phone Before Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a press release which indicates that the engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on May 12 doesn't seem to have been distracted by his phone before the crash: The...Show More Summary

Amtrak Engineer Wasn’t Using Phone Before Crash

Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian does not appear to have been using his cellphone during last month's deadly Amtrak crash outside of Philadelphia. The latest investigation from the National Transportation Safety Board also shows he "did not access the train's Wi-Fi system while he was operating the locomotive." Bostian has not... More »

Amtrak Engineer Was Not Using Cell Phone During Philadelphia Crash: NTSB Report

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on May 12 was not using his cell phone at the time of the accident, according to an National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday. Officials conducted aShow More Summary

Amtrak Engineer Not on Phone at Time of Derailment, Investigators Find

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The National Transportation Safety Board has been looking at cellphone use as a possible factor in the train derailment that killed eight people last month.

Automatic breaking may one day be required for new cars

Many new cars come with automatic braking as an option, but for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), this isn't enough. According to a report in The Detroit News, the NTSB is pressuring the U.S. Government to make automatic braking a federal mandate. Show More Summary

Defective pipe joint installed by Con Edison led to deadly Harlem blast, NTSB says

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that a defective pipe joint installed by Consolidated Edison sparked a deadly natural gas explosion that toppled two New York City buildings last year, killing eight people and injuring dozens.

Gas Provider Responsible for Deadly 2014 New York Gas Explosion

New York City’s main energy provider, Consolidated Edison, is largely to blame for the deadly gas explosion in March 2014, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Christopher Hart said in a statement Tuesday.

Collision avoidance tech should be standard on all cars, US safety agency says

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

Currently available only as an option on certain cars, the sensor-driven technology should be installed on all automobiles and shouldn't cost the buyer extra, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Con Edison Largely Liable in East Harlem Explosion, Regulators Find

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The National Transportation Safety Board said the primary cause of the March 2014 fatal blast was a faulty connection between two of the utility’s pipes under Park Avenue.

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