Three members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have died as a result of a major Canadian Pacific (CP) train derailment. The accident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. Mountain Time between Field, BC and Calgary, AB.
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.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the conductor who died in this tragic accident,” declared Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Vice President, Roland Hackl.
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.
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