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LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) – The president and CEO of the railway’s parent company says an employee failed to properly set the brakes of the train that crashed into a town in Quebec, killing at least 15 people.
Edward Burkhardt made the comments during a visit Wednesday to the town that was devastated by the runaway oil train four days ago.
“It was questionable whether hand brakes were put I place at this time,” Burkhardt said. “I don’t think any employees removed brakes. They failed to set the brakes.”
He said a train engineer has been suspended without pay.
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