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Ottawa warns of dangerously exhausted train crews as Alberta ramps up oil by rail

(Source: CBC News, December 2, 2018)

OTTAWA — An internal Transport Canada document warns of the safety risks posed by exhausted crew members on trains, even as Alberta pursues a plan to ratchet up already-booming shipments of oil-by-rail. Federal work rules in the rail industry, dating from 2002, "are not effective in preventing fatigue due to work schedules and do not adequately mitigate the risks of fatigue," says the May 2018 memo.

Full story: www.cbc.ca

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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