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Hoboken train's first black box was not recording day of accident

When you're hurt at work, whether it's on the factory floor or as a result of a train accident, you deserve to be compensated. You may need medical care and should have the right to seek it without worrying about cost; workers' compensation should be available to you. Workers involved in this accident may have the option of pursuing compensation after being involved in a low-speed impact.

The horrible train accident in Hoboken Station shocked those in the station and on the train, and officials have been trying to obtain information about the accident through the train's first discovered black box. Unfortunately, the recorder found was not working on the day of the accident, leaving officials' hopes with the remaining box located out of reach. It hasn't been removed from the train as of yet due to its position; it is under a collapsed section of the train station's roof, which still needs to be removed.

It's a federal requirement that the lead locomotive car has a working data recorder. If it was not working, there could be other concerns about the crash that led to the death of one and injuries to over 100 others.

The train's engineer was reportedly well-rested before he took over his shift on the morning of the incident. The train was reportedly functioning accurately, with the engineer reporting that it was moving at 10 mph when it approached the station. The engineer does not remember any of the accident, only that he woke up on the floor of the cab. The train's conductor also didn't note anything odd about the train's speed before the collision. Signals in and around the station appeared to be working correctly, and nothing was found on the tracks to give information on why the crash occurred. So far, officials believe the cause of the accident may have been human error; however, the railroad administration has been performing an audit due to a recent uptick in railway accidents with dozens of safety violations.

Source: Chicago Tribune, "First black box recovered from New Jersey train crash not working, NTSB says," Oct. 02, 2016

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