10 Oct '14 10:04>
Originally posted by Paul Dirac IIThe other day, here in Canada statistics were released showing that a "staggering" number of railway engineers admitted to falling asleep "at the wheel". Unbeknownst to me, they are basically on call 24/7 and have no set schedule as far as shifts are concerned. Some admit to working for 24hrs solid. The railroad companies had...wait for it..."no comment at this time".
"The railroad business, I might note, is one of the few fields where a guy without advanced training can still hope to wreak major environmental havoc."