Amtrak derailed killing at least three on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Derailments are uncommon today, and rarely cause more than minor injuries, but here the engine of the Amtrak train, which had been carrying eight crew members and 139 passengers on its route from New York to Miami, was “barely recognizable, ” according to Governor Henry McMaster.

The purple lines are the YOD for the chart. The head is 20 Sagittarius where ASTEROID Toro, or the refusal to see danger. Notoriously bulls run at red. The apex is Asteroid Chaos, telling us that this most likely was a lack of cooperation (Venus rules the chart in the ninth of transportation) in communicating the switch change (Jupiter in the sixth here is the switch).Asteroid Hermes (for business) lies next to Asteroid Juno, which Marc Jones termed economics. Both asteroids work here as Amtrak is important for the nation’s economic health and CSX is a business enterprise. Both are found in the house of long distance travel, the ninth.

The Lexington County coroner, Margaret Fisher, identified the dead as two Amtrak employees train’s 54-year-old engineer, Michael Kempf, of Savannah, Georgia, & the conductor, Michael Cella, 36, of Orange Park, Fla. Both men were in the first car of the train.

Dozens of passengers were taken to a nearby middle school, where the American Red Cross set up a temporary shelter and passengers tried to make sense of what had happened aboard Train 91 at about 2:35 a.m. on Sunday. At a news conference Robert L. Sumwalt, the current N.T.S.B. chairman, ruled out foul play.

General Mark V. Rosenker, a former chairman of the N.T.S.B,1, said Sunday’s accident hinted at a “lack of safety culture” at Amtrak. Rosenker suspected that Sunday’s crash involved some discrepancy in the way CSX communicates with Amtrak.2

                    What happened?

 On July 23, 2019, The National Transportation Safety Board determined that Amtrak’s and CSX Transportation did not properly assess or mitigate the risk of conducting switching operations during a signal suspension — the signal system was down. And far worse, the failure of the CSX conductor to realign the switch (man error).

Footnotes:

  1. Major General . Roseker has an CBS page here documenting his career.
  2. Despite what General Roseker, nicknamed the Master of Disaster, thought, Amtrak was not at fault and his comments rather discrediting to the railway. I saw no apologies from him on them.
  3. You can download the unmarked chart here : right click and save.

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