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NY train wreck engineer suspended without pay

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    Passengers exit a Hudson Line Metro-North train at New York's Grand Central Terminal as service resumed, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Service on Metro-North's Hudson Line had been shut down after a fatal New York City derailment on Sunday, Dec. 1. Officials expect 98 percent of service to be restored to the affected line Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    A Metro-North passenger train that is pushed by a locomotive rolls towards the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx borough of New York Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, just passing the area where a fatal derailment disrupted service on the Hudson Line of the railroad Sunday, Dec. 1. The line was running at ninety eight percent capacity Wednesday, according to Metro-North. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    A Metro-North passenger train that is pushed by a locomotive rolls through the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx borough of New York Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, not far from the area where a fatal derailment disrupted service on the Hudson Line of the railroad Sunday, Dec. 1. The line was running at ninety eight percent capacity today, according to Metro-North. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    A Metro-North passenger train that is pushed by a locomotive rolls through the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx borough of New York Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, not far from the area where a fatal derailment disrupted service on the Hudson Line of the railroad Sunday, Dec. 1. The line was running at ninety eight percent capacity today, according to Metro-North. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    Passengers on a Metro-North train view ongoing repair work near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx borough of New York Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, where a fatal derailment disrupted service on the Hudson Line of the railroad Sunday, Dec. 1. The line was running at ninety eight percent capacity today, according to Metro-North. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    Metro-North customers stand by as a passenger train pulls into the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx borough of New York Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, a few hundred feet from where a fatal derailment disrupted service on the Hudson Line of the railroad Sunday, Dec. 1. The line was running at ninety eight percent capacity tWednesday, according to Metro-North. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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NEW YORK  — The engineer driving the commuter train that went off the rails in New York City last weekend has been suspended without pay.

A spokesman for Metro-North Railroad said today that William Rockefeller is “out of service, and not being paid.”

According to his lawyer and union representative, Rockefeller experienced a momentary loss of awareness as he zoomed down the tracks.

Four people were killed and more than 60 others injured when the train derailed inches from the river in the Bronx early Sunday.

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