LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) - The president and CEO of the railway's parent company says an employee failed to properly set the brakes of the train that crashed into a town in Quebec, killing at least 15 people.
Edward Burkhardt made the comments during a visit today to the town that was devastated by the runaway oil train four days ago.
He said, "It was questionable whether hand brakes were put I place at this time." Burkhardt added, "I don't think any employees removed brakes. They failed to set the brakes."
He said a train engineer has been suspended without pay.
Officials say 60 people are missing or dead in the aftermath of the train crash.