Charges have now been brought against the notorious Mr Lee and six others. Mr Lee will apparently face charges of negligent homicide, forgery (for failing to report that the construction project was delayed), and leaving the scene without informing police.
More damning for the TRA (beyond the actions of Mr Lee and his collaborators on April 2) is the tidbit at the end of this quotation:
On April 2 at 9:14 a.m. [Mr] Lee and an undocumented Vietnamese worker known as Hua Wen-hao . . . drove a truck on the construction site above the railway tracks and got stuck on a bend. At 9:23 a.m., Lee allegedly fastened a cable to the truck and asked Hua to drive a crane to try and pull the truck away, prosecutors said.
However, the cable was not strong enough and broke at around 9:26 a.m., and camera footage ended a minute later. The truck then rolled down the slope, and the train crashed into the vehicle at 9:28 a.m.
Prosecutors said a similar incident had occurred on Jan. 23, when a cement mixing truck was caught in the trees at the same bend. A Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) official recorded the incident and told two supervisors to improve the situation, but no action was taken, according to prosecutors.
Source: Seven charged with negligent homicide in Taiwan train derailment | Taiwan News | 2021/04/16