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Chester, Pennsylvania Rail Accident Investigation Docket Opened
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 Chester, Pennsylvania Rail Accident Investigation Docket Opened

​WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board Thursday opened the docket for its investigation of a  2016 Amtrak passenger train accident near Chester, Pennsylvania.

Amtrak train 89 struck a back hoe used by a maintenance crew performing scheduled track work near Chester, April 3, 2016.  Two maintenance workers were killed and 41 persons aboard the train were treated for injuries.

The accident docket includes investigative reports, the temporary speed restrictions, and related interviews. The docket contains only factual information collected by NTSB investigators, and does not provide analysis, findings, recommendations or probable cause determinations.  No conclusions about how or why an accident occurred should be drawn from the docket.  Opening the docket affords those with a need and desire for its contents the opportunity to review the factual information gathered in the investigation of an accident.  Any analysis, findings, recommendations, or probable cause determinations related to the accident will be issued by the Board at a later date.

To view the docket and its contents visit


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