MMA Manager testifies to lack of safety culture by policy

Damning details about callous decisions come out.  Employees were left basically on their own.  Readily available safety measures were avoided by policy. Testimony to follow will show that the failure by MMA to address increased length and weight of the volatile oil trains made the existing 9 hand brake requirement…

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Accountability Foreclosed, Justice Denied

The Lac-Mégantic Disaster: Accountability Foreclosed, Justice Denied Bruce Campbell The trial of the three front-line workers charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Mégantic oil train disaster, has now begun in a Sherbrooke, Québec courtroom. If found guilty, they could face life in prison. The defunct company, MMA, faces…

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MMA shown to have applied risky pressure on Harding and others

 TVA Nouvelles Harding had already been criticized for applying too many brakes Caroline Lepage | QMI Agency | Published on 5 octobre 2017 à 17:02 October 5, 2017 at 17:02 – Update le 5 octobre 2017 à 17:06 October 5, 2017 at 17:06  AUDRÉ KIEFFER / QMI AGENCY Thomas Harding had been criticized in the…

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MMA executives are “in the States. They’re with their money” and not facing questions in Quebec.

globalnews.ca 21 hours and 22 minutes ago CANADA Former Montreal Maine and Atlantic Railway Ltd. employees Tom Harding, right, Jean Demaitre, centre, and Richard Labrie are escorted by police to appear in court in Lac-Megantic, Que., on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. The trial for the three men began in Sherbrooke, Monday,…

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It was like a series of small bombs

https://sptnkne.ws/fyxE ‘It Was Like a Series of Small Bombs’: Canada Train Wreck Trial Begins © AP Photo/ The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson LIFE 16:54 12.09.2017(updated 19:29 12.09.2017)https://sptnkne.ws/fyxE 261860 Jurors are being selected for the trial of a locomotive engineer after his runaway train derailed and blew up in a Canadian…

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Where’s the real inquiry?

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/a-lac-megantic-trial-but-wheres-the-inquiry/article36220081/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com& A Lac-Mégantic trial, but where’s the inquiry? KEVIN QUIGLEY CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL INCLUDES CORRECTION SEPTEMBER 13, 2017SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 In popular culture, different types of crises and disasters generate different types of narratives about accountability. Natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey and the B.C. wildfires tend…

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