As a reminder to us all, the Canada Labour
Congress has released a very powerful and thought
provoking statement, “Is today the day you die at
|On April 23,
1999, Brothers D. Blain and K. Lihou were
tragically killed when their train derailed
at Thamesville, ON, on the Chatham
|On May 14,
2003, Brothers A. Mackay and K. Lequesne
were tragically killed when the bridge they
were crossing collapsed under the weight of
the locomotives near McBride, B.C.
|On April 23,
2007, Brother L. Plasko was tragically
killed when his train derailed near
These are only three very tragic examples of the
many accidents that have occurred in our industry
and are reminders of the many dangers that present
themselves to our members each and every day.
A loss of life is tragic and every year too many people are killed or injured on the job affecting loved ones and fellow workers.
In 2007, according to the latest report from the Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC), 1,055 people lost their lives at work. Please be vigilant with safety, not only for yourself but others around you. Your life may depend on it!
This is a time to think about our many Sisters and Brothers who were injured or killed in the line of duty and let’s make sure that today is NOT the day you die at work!
Sincerely and in Solidarity,
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference
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