Montréal, March 17, 2014 – A CN worker suffered fatal work injuries at Montréal’s Taschereau Switching Yard.
The fatal accident occurred Sunday evening.
The Teamsters Union will follow very closely the investigation initiated by Transport Canada and does not intend to issue any further comment while the investigation is underway.
“This death saddens me and my thoughts go out to the worker’s family,” declared Rex Beatty, president of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference. “Working in the rail industry can be dangerous. I therefore urge all of our members to be extremely cautious on board the locomotives or on the tracks themselves.”
The Teamsters represents 115,000 members in Canada in all trades. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.
Nathalie Mayer, Communications Department
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