The Office of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Inspector General released a report finding that over 4,000 LIRR employees were working 24 hours or more at a time. These workers are not covered by Federal Railroad Administration hours-of-service regulations. The crucial roles of engineering department workers, especially track workers, fall into this category. The accompanying fatigue leads to an increased risk of accidents.
Read the full story at Trains.com, published June 2, 2023, here:https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/report-warns-of-danger-of-long-hours-for-lirr-track-workers