NTSB to Release Factual Reports on Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail Collision

WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board will release a factual report June 11 into a January Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority passenger train collision that left two workers dead and injured two others.

At 1:38 p.m. Jan. 9, southbound MBTA passenger train No. 322, traveling at 60 mph, struck track maintenance equipment near Woburn, Mass. Six track employees were working on or near the equipment at the time.

Two employees were fatally injured, two employees were seriously injured and two
employees were unhurt. Emergency responders treated and  released ten passengers at the accident scene.

The information being released is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis. It will include investigative group factual reports, interview transcripts, injury and police reports, transcripts of recorded radio conversations, maintenance records, and other documents from the investigation.

Additional material will be added to the docket as it becomes available. Analysis of the accident, along with conclusions and a determination of probable cause, will come at a later date when the final report on the investigation is completed.

— Special to Railfanning.org News Wire