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Bus driver suffers violent assault from al m on Vimeo.
Oh wow, that is Tom Bregg. I remember following that story when and after it happened in 2009. His career was ended by the injuries he suffered as a result of being stomped on the head over 14-times. He had to undergo extensive facial reconstruction surgeries and lost sight in one eye. He also suffered permanent brain damage that leaves him disoriented and with memory problems. I believe he was 58 when it happened and had been working for Edmonton Transit for 33-years. Like many transit operator assaults, it was over a "fare dispute." The driver refused to let him ride without paying the proper fare. Several years later when being interviewed by a psychologist, the remorseful guy who assaulted the driver said something like "he deserved a few punches to the face but I shouldn't have stomped on his head so many times once I dragged him off the bus and he was on the ground." Unbelievable.
Our safety issue No. 3 right thereAl try this one:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR4XAjBuVfsHB
Oh this is an old story then.It came up on an alert today.Interesting because when I did the Google search I found nothing, and that is why obviously.
Back in May 10, 2012, ATU union International President, Larry Hanley and others convened a conference on operator assaults (1st National Transit Worker Assault Conference, which we never heard of).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYZz_CIGr44Too bad it's being ignored on this side of the country, while op gets stabbed the company get a dog, hmm, fair trade.HB
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