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Fatal Accident at Canadian Pacific

A train conductor employed by Canadian Pacific (CP) died as the result of a workplace accident on Monday afternoon. The accident occurred on the CP rail tracks adjacent to 9th avenue in downtown Calgary. His union, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), has been advised that a Transport Canada investigation is ongoing.

Could the Gogama derailment have been prevented?

TCRC, which represents more than 12,000 railway workers, have continually stressed the need for more inspectors to be hired to see to the optimal operation of the equipment and the integrity of the tracks.

TSB’s recommendations won’t solve the problem

Ottawa, January 24, 2014 — The Transportation Safety Board’s recommendations following the Lac-Mégantic disaster are definitely useful but they won’t solve the cause of the problem… In addition to the BST’s recommendations, the Teamsters Union believes that the increase of field inspectors will force the rail industry to adopt stricter…