NEW YORK (AP) – New York’s governor says the operator of a train involved in a fatal derailment should be “disciplined in an appropriate way.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH’-moh) made the comment about William Rockefeller at an unrelated event Tuesday.
Investigators have not determined whether Sunday’s crash was caused by operator error or illness, a mechanical problem or some other factor.
The National Transportation Safety Board says the train was going 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph turn.
Cuomo called that a “gross deviation from the norm.”
He said other agencies might want to take a look at the engineer’s “behavior in operating the train.”
Union leader Anthony Bottalico (boh-TAL’-ih-koh) says he is confident the investigation will reveal “there was no criminal intent.”
Four people died and more than 60 were injured in the wreck.
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