The National Transportation Safety Board announced Wednesday its intent to open the docket Dec. 13, 2016, for its investigation into the sinking of the U.S. flagged cargo ship EL FARO.
NTSB Chairman Hart discusses Chattanooga school bus crash with Chattanooga Police Officer Lutenist Garrett (left) and TN Highway Patrol Officer Lieutenant John Harmon (right).
NTSB to unveil the 2017-2018 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements.
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promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents
and their families.
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Joseph Epperson, Senior Metallurgist in the NTSB’s Materials Laboratory was recently honored as an ASM International (formerly the American Society for Metals) Fellow. ASM claims to be the world’s largest association of materials scientists and engineers and is dedicated to informing, educating and connecting the materials community to solve problems and stimulate innovation around the world. ASM International established the honor of Fellow of ASM (FASM) in 1969 to provide recognition to ASM members for their distinguished contributions to materials science and engineering. Recipients of one of the highest honors in the field of materials, ASM Fellows are technical and professional leaders who have been recognized by their colleagues and now serve as advisors to the society. Mr. Epperson was awarded Fellow "for outstanding contributions and advancements in the field of failure analysis, including leadership and service to transportation safety with high professional and societal impact."
Board member and staff remarks concerning transportation safety:
T. Bella Dinh-Zarr
Earl F. Weener