CHICAGO (AP) - A
union for Chicago Transit Authority drivers says the operator of the train
that crashed at O’Hare International Airport worked 69 hours in the seven
days before the accident.
Union Local 308 President Robert Kelly said Friday that the operator’s
call-in status without a consistent work shift caused her to work “strange”
hours, which was a factor in the crash.
The CTA disputed
the number of hours the operator worked, putting it at 55 hours.
Kelly says the
operator is “torn to pieces” over the crash. He says the union will fight
the CTA if it seeks to fire her.
investigator is looking into Monday’s crash in which 32 passengers were
injured. The investigator says the operator acknowledged she dozed off
before the accident.