Friday, January 15, 2010

Public Awaits NTSB Findings on Cause of Metrolink Crash

A company’s success or downfall depends on the performance of all the people working in it. The fault of a single employee can cause the whole company to suffer from liability. Today, Metrolink is facing a dilemma that was rooted from a crash involving a freight train and one of its trains in Chatsworth.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that it will soon release its conclusion on the possible cause of the Southern California commuter train accident that ended the lives of 28 people in 2008.

The agency will conduct a board meeting to address a concluding report on the accident. It will release the concluding report’s summary, including safety recommendations and the accident’s probable cause.

Investigators think that a Metrolink engineer may be text messaging on his cell phone seconds before he ran red light and smashed into a freight train.

Negligent hiring can cause both the employee and the company to be liable in the event of an accident. Companies should carefully select the people who will be given the chance to work in it to avoid being involved in this situation.