Train conductor dead after workplace accident in downtown Calgary

FILE — A Canadian Pacific Railway crew works on their train at the CP Rail yards in Calgary, Alberta. REUTERS/Todd Korol/File Photo

The Teamsters Canada union says a train conductor employed by Canadian Pacific Railway died earlier this week following a workplace accident in Calgary.

The union says the accident occurred on CP rail tracks that run adjacent to 9th Avenue in the city’s downtown.

Global News has confirmed that 58-year-old Tony Nenasheff died while on board a train on Nov. 19. According to his obituary, Nenasheff had worked with CP rail for 17 years..

The union says it will co-operate fully in an investigation by transportation authorities.

In an email to Global News, a spokesperson for CP confirmed there was a workplace fatality in Calgary on Monday.

“The company’s deepest sympathies go out to the employee’s family and friends,” Jeremy Berry said. “CP is offering counseling to the family and our employees through our Employee and Family Assistance Program.”

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Transport Canada and Employment and Social Development will conduct a joint investigation and meet with the union to address any safety concerns.

No further details of what happened have been released.

The Teamsters represent almost 125,000 transportation employees across Canada, including more than 12,000 workers in the rail industry.

With files from Michael King, Global News.

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