CN Rail employee killed in accident near Port Edward

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A CN Rail conductor was killed Monday while working just outside of a rail yard at Port Edward.

Canadian National confirmed the news in a brief email today.

A release by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference says the man was in his 30's, and had been with the company since 2018.  


His name is not being released at this time. 


The union says the man is the second CN conductor to die on the job this month in BC, with the earlier fatality happening on June 1st in Surrey.


A Teamsters news release says both workers were performing “switching operations,” a term that refers to activities like making up and marshalling trains, storing cars, serving industries within rail terminals, and other related activities.


The union says a total of twelve railroaders have died on the job in the past two-and-a-half years.