Re: [SystemSafety] Lac-Megantic disaster

From: Matthew Squair < >
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:03:31 +1000


Bigger picture is that there's been a modal shift of oil transport to rail due to restrictions on pipeline construction, which drives a greater operational tempo in rail movements in turn.

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 6:44 AM, Gergely Buday <gbuday_at_xxxxxx

> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23264397
>
> Rail World boss Ed Burkhardt: "It is very questionable whether the hand
> brakes were properly applied. In fact I'll say they weren't". [...]
>
> "He said he applied 11 hand brakes. We think that's not true. Initially we
> believed him but now we don't." [...]
>
> The fire department and the train's owners have appeared in recent days to
> point the finger at one another over the disaster.
>
> - Gergely
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