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eyeopenerbw2Federal investigators say they will launch a 60-day review of the safety culture of Metro-North -- the first investigation ever conducted for a passenger railroad. Investigators cited the recent crash of a Metro-North Train that killed four and injured more than 70 as well as a number of other safety incidents for the impetus of the inquiry. The last similar safety investigation took place of cargo carrier CSX in 2006. Metropolitan Transportation Authority representatives say they have been conducting a safety review since this spring

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