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Transcripts show train crew felt rushed

...according to interview transcripts released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board. Train engineer Benjamin Aiken said he began to feel hurried at about 4 p.m. that day. "We realized that we were going to be pressed for time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/17/met_23603.shtml
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Railroad may face class action

...and the three men who federal authorities say left the track switch misaligned and caused the derailment - engineer Benjamin Aiken, brakeman Mike Ford and conductor James Thornton. A judge still has to certify the filing as a class action. If...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/10/met_31437.shtml
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'It just seems like it was only yesterday'

...All nine died of chlorine exposure. The three men federal authorities have blamed for the derailment - engineer Benjamin Aiken, brakeman Mike Ford and conductor James Thornton - were fired by Norfolk Southern and are defendants, with the railroad...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/02/met_37841.shtml
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Final report blames switch

...the main line switch, and the accident may not have occurred." Mr. Thornton, along with Train P22's engineer Benjamin Aiken and brakeman Mike Ford, all have been fired by Norfolk Southern. To prevent similar mistakes in the future, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/30/met_27375.shtml
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Textile lawsuit blames damage on Norfolk

...train. The three-man Norfolk Southern crew that was responsible for aligning the switch also is named in the suit. Benjamin Aiken, Mike Ford and James Thornton, who live near Columbia, were fired after the crash. In response to questions about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/06/met_9321.shtml
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