Multiple failures led to Amtrak derailment

The curve leading onto the I-5 bridge had a 50 km/h speed limit. (Photo: John Froschauer/AP/REX/Shutterstock)

USA: Failure to provide effective mitigation or warning for a hazardous curve and inadequate driver training led to the fatal derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in Washington state on December 18 2017, the National Transportation Safety Board announced on May 21.

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