Managers removed after Metrolink crash

LOS ANGELES Two top managers, who oversaw the engineer involved in that crash, have been removed from their jobs. They were identified as General Manager Tom McDonald and Assistant General Manager Gregg Konstanzer. Both men worked for /*Connex Railroad LLC*/, which provides engineers for Metrolink.

A Connex spokesperson says the managers were taken off /*Metrolink*/ service but was unsure what their future would be with the company.

The move comes after a /*National Transportation Board*/ hearing this week in Washington D.C. determined that engineer, /*Robert Sanchez*/, allowed unauthorized rides and also sent out a text message seconds before the Metrolink train collided head-on with a Union Pacific train.

Sanchez was technically a Connex employee.

Metrolink ordered the contractor to find new supervisors who would better enforce safety guidelines.


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