The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

BART Management Ran a Train and Killed Two People

Oct 28, 2013

During the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) strike in California, a train going at a speed of at least 60 mph struck and killed two people on October 19.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which is investigating the accident, said the operator of the four-car train was one of two trainees on board with a management trainer. Before the accident, BART had indicated that they would use managers to run the trains during the strike. So, management, using non-qualified people to do the job, not only was aiming to break the strike – it also caused the death of two people.