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 Post subject: Re: BART strike!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:20 pm 
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Aaaaand the NTSB has just confirmed that the train operator driving at the time of the accident was 'in training.'

http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/nts ... ent/nbTcX/

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An NTSB investigator announced Monday that the person who was behind the controls of the BART train that struck and killed two railroad workers was going through a training exercise when the accident happened Saturday.

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 Post subject: Re: BART strike!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:53 pm 
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Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
The fact that these are the sixth and seventh people to be killed on the job in BART's entire 40+ year history (and knowing of at least two other BART employee fatalities in the past couple of years), it really speaks to the declining safety standards the management is willing to embrace in order to have higher profits.


The whole thing is sad and awful. My sweetheart thinks this will make people less sympathetic towards the strike; I feel like it's got to make people more sympathetic because of the safety concerns. Am I naive?


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 Post subject: Re: BART strike!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:20 pm 
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You're not naive at all. I'm not sure how you can see it any other way, really. Obviously things aren't right at BART and the powers-that-be aren't willing to step up and fix it. If something good can come of something so sad and terrible, maybe future lives can be saved.


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