29, 2014, at 10:56 a.m. eastern daylight time, National Railroad Passenger
Corporation (Amtrak) train A280 struck and killed an Amtrak signal helper. Earlier that morning, the Amtrak employee had provided protection for a contractor who was installing cable earlier
near milepost 100.9 in Clermont, New York.1 At the time of the accident, the sky was overcast with
occasional rain; the temperature was 58° F. There were 128 passengers on board the train.
engineer and an engineer who was qualifying for a new territory were in the locomotive cab; a conductor and an assistant conductor were in the passenger cars. No one on the train was injured.