a reply to: Montana
a reply to: gimmefootball400
This post is made in order to complete the ATS documentation on the Lac-Megantic disaster
Pre the release of the TSB report of Aug 19th, several critics voiced how the governing and overseeing bodies truly failed to take charge in
supervising companies such as MMA whose lax safety culture and record was already known. That the overseers failed to act proactively and
preventively in the interest of public safety is something being voiced loudly by the critics and some politicians, but since Parliament is not in
session, will it all blow over b the time it reconvenes? Who exactly made the decision to reduce to one, the number of persons required on a train?
Will that person be subject to a lawsuit? Damn, I sure hope so!
Part of 3rd phone call transcription freely translated by aboutface below:
RJ calling Harding at the Auberge hotel
FI: L’Auberge, bonsoir. (The INN, good evening
RJ: Oui, bonsoir, chemins de fer MMA. Mon, mon p’tit Canadien y est-tu dans ton coin? (Yes, good evening, MMA Rail. My, my little
Canuck are you there?
FI: Euh … ben normalement y viennent me le dire quand y arrivent pis là, j’ai pas eu de nouvelle. (Um, well they usually let me know
when they arrive, but till now I haven't heard from them.
RJ: Ok. Euh, lui y serait dans la 5 ou dans 15? Dans 5, je pense hein?(Ok. Uh, him, he will be in (room number 5 or 15. In 5, I think,
FI: Euh, ben on a 2 chambres, la 5 pis ou la 15 là, y en a 2 qui rentrent? (Well we have 2 rooms, the 5 and the 15. There are two
RJ: Ben y en a just 1 qui rente, y a juste Tom qui rentre. (Well, there is only one who will show up, Tom only
FI: Ha, mais je le sais pas … (Ha, well I don't know...
RJ: Tu l’as pas vu? (You haven't seen him?
FI: … dans quelle qui va. (... which room he goes to.
RJ: Euh … essai-moi la 5 si vous plait (Please try 5 for me.
FI: La 5? OK. (Number 5? OK.
RJ: Merci. (Thank you.
Beeps – phone rings
In another release the word "pelle mechanique" means steam shovel
An interesting read. Sound recordings downloadable too.
disaster: engineer's emergency calls released
The TSB Report. Feel free to critique it.
TSB Aug 19, 2014: Press release and accident report
Just one of the critical articles.
Lac-Mégantic report lacking:
Saint John region officials
edit on 21-8-2014 by aboutface because: (no reason given)