June 22, 2015: Charges Laid In Connection With Lac-Mégantic Train Derailment

Transport Canada has laid criminal charges on six former Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway (MM&A) employees in connection with the Lac-Mégantic train derailment that took place in July 2013. The engineer and CEO are among those charged. Three of the six former employees have already been charged with 47 counts of causing death by criminal negligence. During the investigation, Transport Canada discovered that there were not enough hand brakes applied and the handbrakes were not properly tested.

Charges laid in connection with Lac-Mégantic train derailment