US After SC train crash, wife of conductor sues Amtrak, CSX Corp

04:05  09 february  2018
04:05  09 february  2018 Source:   Reuters

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The system that operates the train signals in the area was down, so CSX Corp — the freight railroad operator which runs that stretch of track — was Just hours after Sunday’s crash , which also sent 116 of the 147 people on board the New York-to-Miami train to the hospital, Amtrak President Robert

a train engine carrying carts down a track: Emergency responders are at the scene after an Amtrak passenger train collided with a freight train and derailed in Cayce, South Carolina © REUTERS/Randall Hill Emergency responders are at the scene after an Amtrak passenger train collided with a freight train and derailed in Cayce, South Carolina

The widow of an Amtrak train conductor killed this week in a South Carolina collision filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Amtrak and CSX Corp, the Florida Times-Union reported.

Conductor Michael Cella and engineer Michael Kempf were killed in the Sunday crash between a New York-to-Miami Amtrak passenger train and an unoccupied CSX freight train.

Cella's widow, Christine Cella, filed the wrongful death lawsuit in Duval County, Florida, where the couple lived, the newspaper reported, citing Cella's attorney.

Brother of Amtrak employee who died said sibling worried about safety

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The system that operates the train signals in the area was down, so CSX Corp . — the freight railroad operator which runs that stretch of track — was Just hours after Sunday's crash , which also sent 116 of the 147 people on board the New York-to-Miami train to the hospital, Amtrak President Robert

In the U.S. passenger rail operator’s third fatal crash in as many months, Amtrak Train 91, carrying nine crew members and 136 passengers, was traveling from New York to Miami when it hit the CSX Corp freight train that was stopped on a side track, or siding, at about 2:35 a.m.

On Sunday, Amtrak blamed the crash on CSX, which owns and operates the portion of the tracks where a switch was padlocked in a position that led to the collision between the passenger train and the stationary freight train. In addition to the two killed, more than 100 people were injured.

Reuters was not able to immediately reach Cella's attorney or view a copy of the lawsuit.

Amtrak declined to comment on pending litigation and said it would respond in court. Representatives for CSX were not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Bernie Woodall in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Editing by Patrick Enright and Cynthia Osterman)

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