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Two residential fires in the Bronx and Staten Island left a dozen injured.
He says Metro-North should have had technology that would have automatically applied brakes at excessive speeds.
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The derailment on December 1st killed four people and injured over 60 others.
In an open letter to Prendergast yesterday, Governor Cuomo urged the MTA to work on installing positive train control as quickly as possible.
"He caught himself, but he caught himself too late...He put the train in emergency, but that was six seconds prior to derailment," the union official said of the train operator.
The first thing the Metro-North train operator allegedly told investigators after Sunday's horrific derailment in the Bronx was, “I was in a daze."
Friends and family members of the victims of Sunday's derailment have begun to shed light on the four lives lost, and traumatized survivors recount the day's horrific ordeal.
The brakes were only applied seconds before the derailment.
The operator, William Rockefeller, said the brakes weren't working, and so he took the emergency measure to "dump the brakes."
The crash left 10 to 12 people dead, including then-State Senator Webster Wagner.
"Nothing I can do," Bloomberg told reporters when he finally returned from Bermuda more than 12 hours after the bloodiest train derailment in Metro-North history.
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