First responders are on the scene of the train crash at New Jersey Transit's rail station in Hoboken, New Jersey Sept. 29, 2016. / AFP / Bryan R. Smith
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Federal regulators want all passenger train operators in the US tested for sleep apnea after the engineer in September's deadly New Jersey commuter train crash was found to have the dangerous, fatigue-inducing disorder.The Federal Railroad Administration issued a safety advisory Friday calling for mandatory sleep apnea screening and treatment. It told railroads that engineers with severe sleep disorders shouldn't be allowed to operate trains until they are treated.Amtrak and some commuter railroads are already testing engineers for sleep apnea. Metro-North, a commuter railroad in the New York City suburbs, found that 1 in 9 of its engineers suffers from sleep apnea.Rockefeller sued Metro-North on Thursday, blaming the railroad for failing to install the positive-train control system that would've stopped the train while he nodded off.
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