Jim Burnett

 

 

Age: 62

 

Summary: chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board for six years between 1982 and 1988 who led efforts to adopt federal rules dealing with intoxication of railroad workers, which eventually led to drug and alcohol testing for all transportation workers after a train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Louisiana in 1982.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes

 

Born: September 20, 1947

 

Died: May 15, 2010

 

Location: Clinton, Arkansas