Train engineer who caused fatal crash in Hoboken gets job backPosted: Updated:
The New Jersey Transit engineer who blacked out due to an undiagnosed sleep disorder and crashed his train into a station, killing a woman, is getting his job back.
The crash happened back in 2016 at the Hoboken Terminal.
Thomas Gallagher won his arbitration case after he was fired following the crash that killed a woman walking through the station and injured 108 people.
A copy of the Aug. 28 ruling obtained by NJ Advance Media found the arbitration board ruled Gallagher's return to work "is on a one-time, last chance basis."
He must continue sleep apnea treatment and will operate trains in rail yards. It is up to NJ Transit whether he'll control passenger trains.
According to NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder, the agency opposed his reinstatement and "can and will restrict his duty to non-passenger trains."
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.
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