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December 9, 2013- “Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday blasted Metro-North in the wake of a Post report that revealed the mind-boggling decision by the commuter railroad to rehire an engineer who caused a 1987 crash that injured 27 riders. “It’s pretty clear that if an employee has an unsafe record, they shouldn’t be at the helm of an engine that’s carrying hundreds of people,” Schumer (D-NY) said. “It’s unacceptable to have an employee with a bad record.” The Post exclusively reported that engineer Daniel O’Brien, 60, was fired after passing a stop sign and crashing his empty engine into a train packed with more than 500 evening commuters — but was rehired in 1999.”