Family sues Amtrak over death of rail worker killed by train

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer filing suit over a fatal Amtrak crash near Philadelphia blames a "colossal miscommunication" for the deaths of two rail workers killed by a train traveling on the same track at 106 mph.

Lawyers have filed a negligence lawsuit Thursday on behalf of the family of one victim, 61-year-old Joe Neal Carter Jr. of Wilmington, Delaware.

The lawyers say Carter was operating a backhoe on a Sunday overtime shift when the Amtrak passenger train struck him at 106 miles per hour.

The precise cause of the April 3 crash remains under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.

But lawyer Robert Mongeluzzi says he hopes to determine how "a colossal miscommunication ... killed two men."

The other worker killed was Carter's supervisor, 59-year-old Peter Adamovich of Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.
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