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Train Operator Behind O'Hare Crash Identified
nbc news ^ | 3/28/2014 | Phil Rogers

Posted on 03/29/2014 4:12:56 AM PDT by fulltlt

Edited on 03/29/2014 4:23:03 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The woman at the controls of a Chicago Transit Authority train that crashed at O'Hare Airport had worked 69 hours in the seven days before the accident.

Brittney T. Haywood, 25, from Chicago, said she dozed off at the controls Monday when the train crashed into the terminal and rode up the escalator.


(Excerpt) Read more at nbcchicago.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: brittneyhaywood; brittneythaywood; chicago; ctatrainwreck; illinois
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1 posted on 03/29/2014 4:12:57 AM PDT by fulltlt
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To: fulltlt

69 hours? in one week. Im having problems with this excuse


2 posted on 03/29/2014 4:16:03 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: fulltlt

Yet another union worker racking up the overtime. She is in the protected class and will likely receive an award rather than criminal charges and fines.


3 posted on 03/29/2014 4:16:17 AM PDT by soycd
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To: ronnie raygun

It’s a gimmick that I saw frequently with Metro out of DC.

The Union controls job hires and makes it all difficult. So, few hires are made, and overtime is viewed as absolutely mandatory and a wonderful deal after forty-hours a week. Needless to say, the accident rate with overtime drivers....is a major issue, which the management refuses to deal with.

A hint....go and ask this Chicago gal her schedule over the past six months, and note overtime usage, and the amount of pay she was taking in. Don’t be shocked when you note that she regularly did fifty or more hours a week. And don’t be shocked when they fire her, then a year later...reinstate her because of union pressure (that was another DC Metro regular event).


4 posted on 03/29/2014 4:19:48 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: fulltlt
There are limits to the number of hours that truck drivers can work in a given week. There are limits for airline pilots also. I think there are limits for railroad engineers. Why not for transit drivers?
5 posted on 03/29/2014 4:20:17 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: ronnie raygun
69 hours? in one week. Im having problems with this excuse


69 hrs is either fraud or sheer irresponsibility in a transportation worker who controls a vehicle that carries passengers

6 posted on 03/29/2014 4:21:49 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: fulltlt; rdcbn

1. 69 hrs? Too much, obviously. Now, why?

2. That’s a woman?


7 posted on 03/29/2014 4:23:58 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: fulltlt
"Haywood has not been charged with a crime in the train accident, but she has been charged with crimes in the past, including misdemeanor domestic battery in 2006, misdemeanor reckless conduct in 2008, misdemeanor domestic battery and damage to property in 2010, and misdemeanor gambling in 2013."

Since "She suffered injuries to her legs, back and neck during the incident", I'll go waaaaaay out on a limb and predict that the Chicago taxpayers are now on the hook for 60 years of disability payments.

8 posted on 03/29/2014 4:32:39 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: ronnie raygun

“69 hours? in one week. Im having problems with this excuse.”

My work week is 84 hours. With drive time, it’s 96,but I get 7 days off.


9 posted on 03/29/2014 4:38:17 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: canuck_conservative

Why? Consider this

Assuming a $25/ hour rate

40 hr ar $25/hr =$1000/wk
29 Hr overtime at 1.5 x$25 = $1089/wk

Adding the two gives $8767/wk or $105,210 per year for a person with less than a years job experience in a given field ( she just started the job a few months ago) and obviously poor job skills based on write ups of previously falling asleep at the wheel and missing a gate.

The motto in Chicago is that we don’t want nobody that nobody didn’t send

Wonder who’s child or friend she is and who sent her for the job?

Taxpayer are getting raked over the coals by a feather bedding union and it’s cronies in city government .


10 posted on 03/29/2014 4:39:56 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: fulltlt

The CTA says she worked 55 hours in the 7 days prior to the crash and that she had been off for 18 hours before starting her shift that day.

The union guy is lying, according to the CTA.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 4:40:46 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: rdcbn

oops that should be $8767/month not $8767/wk.

My bd


12 posted on 03/29/2014 4:41:39 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: fulltlt
There are 168 hours in 7 days. This woman worked 69 of those hours, leaving 99 hours, or more than 14 hours per day for sleep & other activities.

I suspect a 25 yo woman was doing far more in those 14+ hours/day than sleeping, perhaps partying all night long with all that extra overtime money.

Many people routinely work more than 10 hours a day, yet do not fall asleep at work. Truckers & pilots come to mind.

I want to know what she did the night before the crash. I want to know how late she was tweeting & twerking, & how much sleep she had the night before.

Public transportation operators should be held to a higher standard. They are responsible for the lives of many people. Supervisors should be held responsible for the fitness of their operators to do the job safely EVERY DAY.

13 posted on 03/29/2014 4:44:53 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: canuck_conservative
That’s a woman?

I worked with a lesbian that had the same close crop hairstyle, just saying. The gal I worked with looked and dressed like a "clean cut" teen aged boy.

14 posted on 03/29/2014 4:56:41 AM PDT by csvset
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To: fulltlt

Well that explains it.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 4:58:21 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: fulltlt
Brittney Tysheka Haywood in a 2010 county jail photo:


16 posted on 03/29/2014 4:59:27 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: Reeses

A boy named Brittney


17 posted on 03/29/2014 5:01:26 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: fulltlt

Next the union will demand each train have two operators (i.e. pilot and copilot) in the event the one actually in control dozes off.

Problem solved and union membership doubled.


18 posted on 03/29/2014 5:12:38 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Reeses

If Michelle Obama had a son...


19 posted on 03/29/2014 5:16:12 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: reg45
There are limits to the number of hours that truck drivers can work in a given week. There are limits for airline pilots also. I think there are limits for railroad engineers. Why not for transit drivers?

Transit drivers have the best union, obviously. They can get away with anything.

20 posted on 03/29/2014 5:16:49 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Reeses

That’s a MAN, baby!!


21 posted on 03/29/2014 5:18:08 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sooth2222

ALL of those misdemeanors and she’s/he’s only 25????? And they STILL had her in a position like this??? Unions are the DUMBEST things ever invented!


22 posted on 03/29/2014 5:19:27 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: rdcbn
Wonder who’s child or friend she is and who sent her for the job?

Yup...Political patronage job...

23 posted on 03/29/2014 5:30:51 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: fulltlt

Dollars to donuts she wasn’t drug tested after the accident...


24 posted on 03/29/2014 5:31:30 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: fulltlt

25 years old? Wanna bet she was texting at the time?


25 posted on 03/29/2014 5:31:47 AM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: fulltlt

Yep! Just as I figured.


26 posted on 03/29/2014 5:33:42 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Reeses

“That’s a man, baby.”


27 posted on 03/29/2014 5:51:46 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: fulltlt

“Driving the train....high on cocaine....”


28 posted on 03/29/2014 5:52:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: reg45
Transit drivers may not be subject to Federal Railroad Administration oversight, like truck drivers and airline pilots are governed by Federal regulations (the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and FAA, respectively).

Having said that, I do find it hard to believe that any transit authority would allow this kind of nonsense.

29 posted on 03/29/2014 5:59:33 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: reg45

precisely. That was my first thought too


30 posted on 03/29/2014 6:02:19 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: rdcbn

Need to watch your units...I think you must mean $8767 per MONTH not per WEEK


31 posted on 03/29/2014 6:04:36 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: rdcbn

Sorry for my quick post back at ya....Just found your self correction


32 posted on 03/29/2014 6:06:20 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: bert

“A boy named Brittney”

The politically correct statement is: “A transgendered Person of Color.”


33 posted on 03/29/2014 6:30:44 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: fulltlt

Take public transportation and be safe. OK.


34 posted on 03/29/2014 6:50:36 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Tyesheka????? Isn’t that alone enough not to hire someone?


35 posted on 03/29/2014 6:52:21 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: fulltlt

Public Unions should be banned. This person was arrested 4 times (and released) according to the report.


36 posted on 03/29/2014 6:55:23 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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37 posted on 03/29/2014 7:01:11 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: dfwgator

38 posted on 03/29/2014 7:13:51 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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39 posted on 03/29/2014 7:13:51 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Reeses

Back in the day they used to give them alarm clocks.


40 posted on 03/29/2014 7:26:07 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Reeses

A Boy Named Sue.


41 posted on 03/29/2014 7:32:23 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: fulltlt

“This girl is torn to pieces over this. . . I walked away, actually, with a new, totally different amount of respect for this woman. She couldn’t lie if she wanted to,” said Robert Kelly, president, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308.

What?????


42 posted on 03/29/2014 8:09:36 AM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: Mister Da
"I want to know how late she was tweeting & twerking, & how much sleep she had the night before."

Ya twerk your right foot in
Ya tweet your right foot out
Ya twerk your right foot in
And you twick it all about
You do the tweety twerky
And you spin yourself around
That's what it's all about.

43 posted on 03/29/2014 8:10:05 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
They got a program for that now.

Ya twerk your right foot in
Ya tweet your right foot out
Ya twerk your right foot in
And you twick it all about
You do the tweety twerky
And you spin yourself around
That's what it's all about.

44 posted on 03/29/2014 8:37:07 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: fulltlt

A bit faster, he/she would have made it all the way up the escalator.

45 posted on 03/29/2014 9:52:05 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: rdcbn

Less than 10 hrs. a day? Come, now, my friend.


46 posted on 03/29/2014 10:25:42 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: fulltlt

GD women drivers!


47 posted on 03/29/2014 10:29:49 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: rdcbn

Similar to gaining position within a river pilot operation controlling the Mississippi SW pass run with New Orleans.


48 posted on 03/29/2014 12:22:56 PM PDT by Ozark Tom
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To: fulltlt; GeronL; Revolting cat!

69 hour workweek. Think of the ovatime!


49 posted on 03/29/2014 12:26:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Artie

7 days without rest makes one week.


50 posted on 03/29/2014 12:27:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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