December 5, 2018 9:57 am

Man killed by CN railcar in N.B. ID’d as 33-year-old father of two

Teamsters Canada says the man, whose name was not released, started working at CN in September as a conductor and foreman trainee.

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The union that represents CN rail workers has identified the person killed at a railyard in Edmundston, N.B., as a 33-year-old father of two.

Teamsters Canada says the man, whose name was not released, started working at CN in September as a conductor and foreman trainee.

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The union says he loved his new job and talked about it all the time.

Eric Collard of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada says the man was killed by a railcar as it reversed about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

He says investigators hope to be there within a day.

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It is the second serious railway injury in the region in two weeks.

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