1. What little I know about the rail industry has accumulated recently because of the labor situation. It just doesn’t make sense to put *sure* profits at risk in order to attain *excessive* profits by running unsafe and undermanned trains.

    The idea is to transport the payload–which belongs to their customers for fuck’s sake–on time and without damage or loss.

    Profits are supposed to come after that.

  2. These guys want one person to man a train. Dangerous folk.

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    here_for_the_MAGICS February 5, 2023 at 6:19 am

    “The safety guy quit bc no one wants to work”

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    Onautopilotsendhelp February 5, 2023 at 6:19 am

    Car 28-30 had vinyl chlorine in it.

    Do not breathe that in, folks.

  5. The real tragedy is that some poor, overworked, and underappreciated rail employee is going to get blamed and the guys at the top that really caused this through their greed and callousness will chalk it up as an expense and squeeze the employees tighter to make up for it.

  6. Nah, the Class I freight railroads have notorious bad maintenance. They only maintain to the minimum federal standards.

  7. We are reaching a point of late stage capitalism in which the system can not sustain any more wealth distribution to the top. Either the whole thing topples as disasters continue to unfold, or we start reinvesting in infrastructure and the working class. Society can not maintain this kind of greed and wealth gap.

  8. This is what happens when you fund a stranger in the alps

  9. Stock buybacks need to be made illegal again.

  10. Guys guys guys

    They already offered thoughts and prayers. Isn’t that enough?

    *checks pile of money is secure*

    Yes it is totally enough to offer thoughts and prayers

  11. The “prayers” would not be needed if they simply would staff and pay appropriately

  12. Regulate the railroads

  13. This is the kind of shit they were trying to avoid with the strike. Sadly dollars are worth more than people to the government.

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    ConfidentHistory9080 February 5, 2023 at 6:19 am

    Well all the executives should be fired and held accountable right? I’m sure they will be…

  15. Stocks ain’t gonna be worth shit if you’re employees aren’t working at optimal levels with sustainable tools, resources, and pay.

  16. Rail barons are furiously trying to teach ChatGPT (GTP?) how to drive trains.

  17. as someone who lives right out of east Palestine, I wanna give my two cents. obviously I am pro worker but I don’t think this had as much to do with strikes and labor cuts, these past 2 or so days the temps have dropped rapidly, as low as -5 with windchill yesterday but in the 30s today, I think was more due to the rapid cold and heat up shrinking and expanding the metal

  18. Wow! Calm down doomer. Your title is incredibly unsubstantiated.

    Yeah, accidents happen and stock buy backs in this industry, at this time, are bad optics, at best, but dude…… unless you present the connection with actual facts maybe you need to take a break from the internet.

  19. Literally can’t even put the fire out before people want to blame it on corporate greed without knowing absolutely anything about what happened 😂😂 you guys are wild

  20. Nah this was clearly a terrorist attack by the coward socialists hiding among us! /s

  21. I hope the citizens sue the train company into bankruptcy

  22. Only in Ohio 💀

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    Appropriate-Spare121 February 5, 2023 at 6:19 am

    They are going to pay more in insurance premiums than workers’ rights to work safely. But hey what about those stock buybacks…

  24. They don’t care.

    Their paychecks won’t decrease because of a little thing like being unsafe.

  25. I literally JUST watched a YouTube video about a derailment in New Brunswick, Canada where it incinerated an entire downtown. Investigation showed poor communication systems, lack of training and running a one man crew to be the root causes.

  26. Wait, there’s an East Palestine, Ohio?..

    Is there a West Palestine?..

  27. We don’t know yet why the train derailed. It could have been due to a number of things. Blaming any particular thing at this point is pure speculation.

    Edit: I see how it is on this sub. Try to apply a bit of logic or common sense to a situation and get down voted into oblivion.

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    Proof_Bathroom_3902 February 5, 2023 at 6:19 am

    No, it was probably bad track caused by a lack of inspection and maintenance

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    HiImFromTheInternet_ February 5, 2023 at 6:19 am

    ANOTHER derailment?

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