More details emerge on dead driver’s employer

The China Post
Date: February 16, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Taipei City Government’s Labor Department on Wednesday evening confirmed that the travel agency involved in Monday’s bus crash was the employer of the driver, paving way for future litigation once liability is clarified.

The announcement came after the daughter of the driver, surnamed Kang, claimed that her father was frequently overworked and had been driving for 16 hours a day for 18 consecutive days. The bus crashed on Monday, killing 33 people.

She also said that Iris Travel Service Co. Ltd (蝶戀花旅行社), the travel agency in charge of the tour, had so far offered no apology to the deceased Kang or his family and had sought to cast all blame on him.

Iris Travel Service argued that Kang was employed by Yu Li Express (友力通運), the bus company that arranged the buses and drivers.    [FULL  STORY]

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