It’s Day 1 of the trial in the Lac-Mégantic train derailment that killed 47 folks and destroyed a lot of small Quebec city on July 6, 2013.
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It occurred at 1:15 a.m. when a runaway train with 72 oil tankers — owned and operated by the now bankrupt railway firm Montreal Maine and Atlantic Railway Ltd. (MMA) — barrelled into the city at over 100 km/h.
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The trial can be happening in Sherbrooke, Que., about an hour and a half away from Lac-Mégantic.
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Former MMA train engineer Tom Harding, railway site visitors controller Richard Labrie and supervisor of train operations, Jean Demaitre, are every going through 47 costs of prison negligence inflicting dying.
The Crown is anticipated to argue that the workers working that evening prompted the train derailment and explosion as solely seven handbrakes had been utilized when it ought to have been round 20.
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The locomotive, and subsequently the air breaks, had been then shut down after a small hearth on the train, inflicting the air to bleed off.
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“The type of disaster that happened here was a type of disaster that never happened anywhere before,” Marie-Claude Arguin, the city’s director common, instructed Global News final week.
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A conviction on prison negligence inflicting dying can carry a most penalty of life in jail.
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