TTC driver in Toronto fired for closing door on passenger, trapping arm, leg

‘Significant flaws’ in operator’s testimony: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/08/2019

After a heated discussion between a passenger and a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) bus operator, the door was roughly closed on her arm and leg. 

Mitchell McDonald was hired in July 2013 as a transit operator but on Oct. 15, 2017, he was driving the Sheppard East bus in eastern Toronto when he pulled into a station around 5 p.m. Natasha Rankine was the last in line of a number of passengers who waited to board the bus.

When Rankine attempted to get onto the bus, the door abruptly shut, trapping her arm and leg. She was let go after he opened the door.