Amtrak Cascades train had mechanical failure before deadly crash, whistleblower says

By Chris Daniels, KING 5 NBC; July 12, 2018

An Amtrak electrician says the company sidestepped his safety concerns on the day of the deadly DuPont train derailment.

“They were more primarily concerned about getting it out on time for the inaugural run, then looking at the safety aspect of it,” said Michael McClure, who was working as an electrician for Amtrak in the Seattle railyard on December 18, 2017.

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