FWIW, employees were supposedly prohibited from carrying cellphones while on the clock. They do have their radios for emergencies and work related business.
Engineer in Deadly LA Train Crash Was Texting
Less than a week after one of the worst train accidents in recent U.S. history, California officials today issued a temporary order banning train operators from using cell phones on duty.
Federal transportation authorities say the engineer of a Southern California commuter train who ran a red light and slammed into a freight train last Friday — killing 25 people and injuring more than 130 others — was text-messaging on his cell phone. The engineer, Robert Sanchez, who died in the crash, never hit his brakes.
Aiden Quinn caused $10 million in damage and sent 12 people to the hospital, but s/he only got six months probation. Changing sex was a great career move.