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Lac Mégantic Derailment - Never Again

It is hard to imagine how the tragedy in Lac Mégantic could have happened. A comprehensive investigation will reveal that it was not only the human errors at the time of the incident that caused the accident. A systematic failure in the safety program at the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway occurred.

Reading the Globe and Mail article on their reporting of the accident suggested many questions needed to be asked.

Questions regarding training, competency, inadequate safe work procedures, maintenance standards of locomotives, staffing policies will be asked.

What I hope will happen from this tragedy is that regulations will be put in place, and enforced, to ensure railway companies make safety a priority in how they do their business.