Toronto Transit Commission considers drug testing

Worker had drugs in his system when he died on the job last year
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 06/18/2008

Following the arrest of a bus driver for drunk driving this week and the revelation that a transit worker had marijuana in his system when he was killed on the job last year, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is considering implementing drug testing.

On Tuesday, passengers on a Toronto bus called police to report they suspected their driver was drunk. Satvinder Bisla was charged with one count of driving over the legal limit.

Last Arpil, Antonio Almeida, who was working as part of an 11-member asbestos removal crew in a subway tunnel, had marijuana in his system when the work car he was driving crashed, killing him and injuring two others.