Prosecutors: Engineer deliberately ran train off tracks in attempt to smash the USNS Mercy

Baba gounj

Strength through joy
SAN PEDRO, LOS ANGELES (KABC)

The Pacific Harbor Line train derailed Tuesday, running through the end of the track and crashing through barriers, finally coming to rest about 250 yards from the docked naval ship.
Federal prosecutors allege train engineer Eduardo M, 44, of San Pedro intended to hit the ship, saying he thought it was "suspicious" and did not believe "the ship is what they say it's for.'"
The train crashed into a concrete barrier at the end of the track, smashed through a steel barrier and a chain-link fence, slid through one parking lot and then a second lot filled with gravel and hit a second chain-link fence. It came to rest after passing under a ramp leading to the Vincent Thomas Bridge. The train remained in that position Wednesday.

No one was injured in the derailment, but the train leaked fuel that required a hazmat response.
 

rickyb

Well-Known Member
SAN PEDRO, LOS ANGELES (KABC)

The Pacific Harbor Line train derailed Tuesday, running through the end of the track and crashing through barriers, finally coming to rest about 250 yards from the docked naval ship.
Federal prosecutors allege train engineer Eduardo M, 44, of San Pedro intended to hit the ship, saying he thought it was "suspicious" and did not believe "the ship is what they say it's for.'"
The train crashed into a concrete barrier at the end of the track, smashed through a steel barrier and a chain-link fence, slid through one parking lot and then a second lot filled with gravel and hit a second chain-link fence. It came to rest after passing under a ramp leading to the Vincent Thomas Bridge. The train remained in that position Wednesday.

No one was injured in the derailment, but the train leaked fuel that required a hazmat response.
the capitalists like using glorified names for employees so they dont have to pay them more.

for example locomotive engineer.

associate at walmart.

hygiene technician.
 

MrFedEx

Engorged Member
the capitalists like using glorified names for employees so they dont have to pay them more.

for example locomotive engineer.

associate at walmart.

hygiene technician.

Locomotive engineers are considered skilled employees. Try handling a 6,000 foot train over a mountain grade and tell me it isn't "skilled". You're from Canada, and should know better.

Most Class 1 engineers make about 150K, and have very demanding jobs in terms of job knowledge.
 

rickyb

Well-Known Member
Locomotive engineers are considered skilled employees. Try handling a 6,000 foot train over a mountain grade and tell me it isn't "skilled". You're from Canada, and should know better.

Most Class 1 engineers make about 150K, and have very demanding jobs in terms of job knowledge.
yea but they arent deserving of the name engineer. should be pilot or captain or something.

i think they make about $100k. alot of their pay comes from being on call and away from home for a day or 2.
 
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