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October 31, Wall Street Journal
 – (Connecticut) JetBlue passengers stranded for 7 
hours In snowstorm. JetBlue will refund airfares for 123 passengers who reportedly 
were stranded October 29 for about 7 hours on the tarmac at Connecticut's Bradley 
International Airport during the rare October snowstorm. Flight 504 from Fort 
Lauderdale, Florida, to Newark, New Jersey, was one of six flights JetBlue diverted 
October 29 to Bradley International in Windsor Locks, according to the airline. JetBlue 
diverted 17 flights in all October 29, citing a "confluence of events," including 
infrastructure issues at Newark Liberty International Airport and at New York's John F. 
Kennedy International Airport. JetBlue said it worked with Bradley "to secure services, 
including remote deplaning and [lavatory] servicing." The airline noted the airport 
faced intermittent power outages, making it difficult to refuel planes and to use jet 
bridges so fliers could disembark. The airline said it could not confirm the amount of 
time the plane spent on the tarmac. It also said it had seen media reports "of a lack of 
provisions on board," but that its own information did not "correlate with those 
October 31, Associated Press
 – (New Jersey) NJ Transit crews clearing downed 
trees that damaged Morris & Essex Line. Service was suspended on New Jersey 
Transit's Morris & Essex Lines, including the Gladstone branch and the Montclair-
Boonton Line, while crews removed hundreds of trees and miles of damaged overhead 
wire, the Associated Press reported October 31. A NJ Transit spokesman said about 50 
miles of rail was impacted by the fall storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in 
parts of the state. The spokesman said the majority of the damage was on the Morris & 
Essex line, where fallen trees downed power lines. Buses also faced delays and detours 
due to road conditions. NJ Transit trains and buses were cross-honoring passes and 
October 31, Occupational Health & Safety
 – (Nebraska) Unsafe forklifts, chemical 
hazards carry $114,000 penalty for freight firm. The Occupational Health and 
Safety Administration (OSHA) has cited Central Transport International Inc. for two 
repeat safety violations at the company's Omaha, Nebraska, facility, including allowing 
workers to operate unsafe forklifts, and failing to provide proper eyewash facilities for 
workers exposed to corrosive chemicals, Occupational Health & Safety reported 
October 31. Proposed penalties total $114,000. The first violation was cited for 
exposing workers to hazards by allowing them to operate forklifts that remained in 
service even after deficiencies were noted. The second violation was cited for exposing