‘Bomb Train’: Oil Execs Try to Blame Workers for Tragic Accident
In 2013, a deadly oil train explosion in the small town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec rocked the nation. Despite abundant evidence that the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway Company had placed profits ahead of safety, Quebec and federal prosecutors went after the workers rather than the executives.
Days ago, three of those workers were acquitted of charges brought provincially, but they still face federal charges.
For The Real News, I speak with Fritz Elder, a veteran train wreck investigator and Chairperson of the Defence Committee of two of the charged workers, about the prosecutors’ failed case and the true causes of this disaster.