About 1:38 p.m., Pacific standard time, on April 1, 2003, eastbound National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) train 774 struck two maintenance-of-way workers at control point 2 (CP) Avery near San Juan Capistrano, California. Both workers were fatally injured. According to event recorder data, train speed was 90 mph. The Amtrak 774 engineer said that he sounded the horn and placed the train into emergency braking moments before impact. The fatally injured workers were part of a five-person crew employed by Herzog Contracting Corporation (Herzog) to provide maintenance-of-way services under a contract with the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink). The accident occurred on tracks owned by the Orange County Transportation Authority and operated by Metrolink. The weather was clear and dry, with a temperature of 66° F.