China plans bullet train safety inspections

Aug 23, 2011 Full story: Local 15

The wreckage of a carriage is lifted from the accident scene of the crash involving two trains on July 24, 2011 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province of China.

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“I'm From the USA, 5 Years Here”

Since: May 10

Haungshi, China

#1 Aug 23, 2011
Good for them.

Also, the article stated that a report will be presented to China's leadership in September and that those responsible for this tragedy have not been determined yet.
Pug

Berwyn, IL

#2 Aug 24, 2011
Jim Em wrote:
Good for them.
Also, the article stated that a report will be presented to China's leadership in September and that those responsible for this tragedy have not been determined yet.
One of the exec's has already died of a "heart attack".

“I'm From the USA, 5 Years Here”

Since: May 10

Haungshi, China

#3 Aug 24, 2011
Pug wrote:
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One of the exec's has already died of a "heart attack".
I am aware of that, I believe he was the owner, or president of the company that made the faulty switch that it appears maybe the biggest reason this tragedy happened.

As I have said many times, I like to wait for the smoke to clear before I make a decision and even then, I am not sure, but at least I may have a resemblance of the truth. Unlike all the armchair train experts that flooded the web pointing finger in every direction they could, mostly saying "bad China".
Pug

Berwyn, IL

#4 Aug 24, 2011
Jim Em wrote:
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I am aware of that, I believe he was the owner, or president of the company that made the faulty switch that it appears maybe the biggest reason this tragedy happened.
As I have said many times, I like to wait for the smoke to clear before I make a decision and even then, I am not sure, but at least I may have a resemblance of the truth. Unlike all the armchair train experts that flooded the web pointing finger in every direction they could, mostly saying "bad China".
Bad China? Fact is it was a tragedy that people were killed and injured due a preventable train collision.

With that said most, safety codes are reactive and based in tragedy. Developments in safety are motivated by accidents. The Chinese will develop or adopt safety standards.

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