Union: Chicago Train Operator ‘Extremely Tired’

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The president of a Chicago transit union says there are indications the operator of a commuter train that derailed at O’Hare International Airport dozed off.

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308 President Robert Kelly says the operator told him she had worked a lot of overtime recently and was “extremely tired.”

The eight-car public transit train jumped the tracks early Monday, skidded across a platform and scaled an escalator leading to the airport. More than 30 people were injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board plans to interview the train operator, who was still hospitalized.

No one suffered life-threatening injuries.

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