Charges made in connection with Lac-Mégantic train derailment
Transport Canada has uncovered serious violations in connection with the horrific 2013 oil train derailment in Lac-Mégantic under the Railway Safety Act and the Fisheries Act, the department announced June 22, 2015. An investigation under Canada's Railway Safety Act found that an insufficient number of handbrakes were applied to the train and that the handbrakes were not tested properly. Charges are being made against a number of people for violation of the Railway Safety Act in connection to the Lac-Mégantic derailment.
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