Big Bayou Canot Bridge Case Study

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We live in a world where transportation makes up the basis of our lives. We use transportation to move people and goods from one place to the next while improving the direct approach to safety for the public. However, when a transit disaster threatens the security and safety of our well being, we need the responsible party and emergency crews to step up and facilitate the disaster quickly and efficiently. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation of the Amtrak train accident that occurred on the Big Bayou Canot Bridge had several key stakeholders such as The CSX Railroad, Amtrak, the pilot of the Mauvilla and Warrior and Gulf Navigation Co having a direct affect to the accidents loss of life. The cause of the accident stemmed from a predawn fog and un-navigable conditions, which inadvertently led to a river, barge being pushed into the bridge bending it and moving it a few inches over. Securing the boat ahead of time due to the weather conditions would have served favorable. Warrior and Gulf Navigation Co, the owner of the Mauvilla towboat, is responsible for the lack of proper training of their crew and negligence for not providing modern navigational devices. Many safeguards could have been put in place before …show more content…
Legality and economics convert to become one on this topic as Warrior and Gulf Navigation are now the more responsible ones for this major incident causing millions of dollars in post-accident repairs and probably even more in payouts to individuals affected by the crash. Ethical excuses like, “who’s at fault” will lead to the act of social policies of responsibility to avoid losses. This goes hand in hand with philanthropy as it reduces the need for lawsuits and the “what should have been”

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