Metro-North may begin sleep apnea testing for employees

Certain employees at Metro-North could soon be screened for sleep apnea. The policy change is the result of the deadly derailment last year in the

Four passengers were killed and 59 injured in

Four passengers were killed and 59 injured in the crash last year.

NORWALK - Certain employees at Metro-North could soon be screened for sleep apnea.

The policy change is the result of the deadly derailment last year in the Bronx where four people died. A federal report found the engineer suffered from sleep apnea but was undiagnosed.

Metro-North is currently talking with its unions about setting up a program to combat the disorder in the hopes of preventing future problems.

Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes fatigue because sufferers repeatedly wake up throughout the night.

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