Essay on Good and Evil on the Rail Case Study

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Good and Evil on the Rail Case Study
Sanchez’s love for trains since his early teenage days led him to his career as a Locomotive Engineer in Metrolink commuter rail system. He loved his job, had a few disciplinary issues here and there; absences and failure to follow rules set mostly in the use of his cell phone during operation hours. On September 12, 2008, a day like any other, he was up ready for his daily routine. On this day, Sanchez was chatting with a teenage rail fan that he planned on sneaking in later in the day. He started by disobeying protocol; he passed a yellow rail light past Chatsworth station failing to notify the dispatcher and call out. After passing this station, he made a critical mistake. As always, he doesn’t obey
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For example, in the period when the safety regulations came to effect, Sanchez compliance was tested, a manager arranged someone to call his cellular, and Sanchez lied to have forgotten his cellular in his pocket rather than stowing it away switched off. The manager only counseled him on spot about the policy. The manager never bothered to get arrange other calls to test if he complied. From the later confrontations and being sited to disobey the wayside signals and radioing the Metrolink operations, it is a habit he had. All Connex did was speaking to the accused about the policy, a few observations, and then trusting them to comply again. The Connex Company was supposed to foresee the implementation of the safety policy, but it had a hard time in implementing them; “we run the railroads as Metrolink want,” Top Connex manager (Steiner & Steiner, 2011).
From its findings NTSB might be true on stating the probable cause of the collision between the two trains to have been the inattention Sanchez gave to the controls while violating the company’s regulation of not operating a cellular phone while operating the locomotive distracting him from seeing the red stop signal, so as to stop. This was a habit he had not to abide to the regulations. Take an instance, the Sanchez we well know doesn’t abide to the company regulations, in a yellow sign, passes through

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