PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Trial attorneys Thomas R. Kline, of Kline & Specter, PC, and Robert J. Mongeluzzi, of Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C., stated the following regarding the NTSB session today on the June 2016 Amtrak Train #89 fatal incident near Chester, PA in which two track workers were killed. The firms jointly represent the family of the late Joseph Carter, Jr., one of the workers.
Mr. Kline said, "Tragically, but predictably, the NTSB directly linked systemic failures at Amtrak to the tragic death of Joe Carter, whose life was senselessly lost in this tragedy. We can only hope that the death of Mr. Carter will result in wholesale changes in not only the systems, but the culture of safety at Amtrak."
Mr. Mongeluzzi added, "NTSB confirmed early suspicions that there was a monumental failure of Amtrak's internal communications systems, and a result the lives of track workers were put in harms way. We continue to assert that any time there are workers on the tracks, there has to be multiple levels of protection."
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