The Guardian reports it has heard leaked audio revealing a manager at Union Pacific instructing an employee to skip inspections in 2016. Stephanie Griffin, a former carman, had gone to the manager with safety concerns, only to encounter major pushback and a refusal to mark cars for repair. “It’s very obvious that management is not concerned with public safety,” said Griffin. Federal agencies are currently investigating the East Palestine, Ohio crash during which 150 cars derailed.
Read the full article by Michael Sainato for the Guardian, published March 3, 2023, here:https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/mar/03/us-rail-workers-east-palestine-ohio-train-crash