Three engineers remain out of service after sleep apnea screening

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NEWARK, N.J. — Three NJ Transit engineers remain off duty after new mandatory sleep apnea screening sidelined them from engine service.

NJ.com reports that officials with the New Jersey commuter railroad had 373 locomotive engineers checked for sleep disorders recently. The railroad flagged 57 engineers for further tests and found that 44 of them had sleep apnea. All but three have so far met requirements to address the medical issue so they can return to duty.

The news comes little more than a year after a NJ Transit engineer with previously undiagnosed sleep apnea crashed an inbound commuter train through the Hoboken, N.J. terminal. Railroad officials mandated new medical screens shortly after the crash that killed one bystander, injured dozens of others and damaged much of the terminal's passenger shed.

There's no word on when the remaining engineers may return to duty.

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