Lac-Mégantic report blames lax oversight, weak safety culture


Locutus
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A railroad with a “weak safety culture” and a federal regulator that was asleep at the switch combined to bring about the worst accident in modern Canadian history, says a report by the Transportation Safety Board.

The agency’s investigation into the rail disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Que., last summer – which killed 47 people when a train loaded with crude oil derailed and exploded in the centre of town – places considerable blame on the railroad, Montreal Maine & Atlantic, for failing to operate safely.


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Lac-Mégantic report blames lax oversight, weak safety culture - The Globe and Mail
 
bill barilko
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Brilliant-and how much did that tome cost?

Because it's worth the paper it's written on as the families of the deceased can tell you.

Next we'll have the gubmint telling us ' more needs to be done to prevent accidents'.
 
petros
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Smoke another one.
 
El Barto
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I am just dying for when they will start investigating how much money is being badly spent from this whole incident.
 
Walter
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I blame a train blowing up for the accident.
 
eh1eh
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

I blame a train blowing up for the accident.


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Locutus
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see, walter has a sense of humour.
 
tay
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Lisa Raitt needs to understand that Maximizing Profits come before Safety.................




In its criticism of the federal government, the watchdog agency investigating the crash referred to Transport Canada as “a regulator that did not audit” the safety procedures it required the railway to follow. Transport Canada didn’t do enough inspections and “they didn’t assess the risks properly,” including looking into a company that the government knew had a problematic safety record.
But despite that, all the hapless Con Transport Minister Lisa Raitt could come up with today, was to blame the company for not following the rules.
“We need to remember that, in terms of safety, the government puts the rules in place. The companies are expected to follow the rules. The company did not follow the rules. And that’s a very important fact here as well, too,” Ms. Raitt added.





Lax safety practices blamed for Lac-Mégantic tragedy - The Globe and Mail
 

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