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Train derails at Chicago airport

Chicago (AP) -- Authorities said they're looking into whether faulty brakes, signals or human error may have caused a Chicago public-transit train to jump the tracks and scale an escalator at O'Hare International Airport.

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Tim DePaepe said at a news conference Monday that officials will interview the train's operator and look at her routine from the last few days. She was still in the hospital.

The early morning accident on the Blue Line injured 32 people. None had life-threatening injuries.

DePaepe also said there was video footage available from a camera in the station and one mounted on the front of the train.

The derailment happened just before 3 a.m., which helped prevent more injuries in an underground station that's usually packed with travelers.

 
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