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CN Rail employee dies after rail car derails in Vaughan, police say

York Regional Police say officers were called to what they described as an industrial accident around 2 a.m. Thursday.
York Regional Police say officers were called to what they described as an industrial accident around 2 a.m. Thursday. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

VAUGHAN – Police say a Canadian National Railway employee has died after a rail car derailed in Vaughan.

York Regional Police say they were called to the scene of what they described as an industrial accident around 2 a.m. Thursday morning.

They say a rail car derailed and flipped on its side.

READ MORE: Man dead after industrial accident in Mississauga: Peel police

Investigators say the employee ended up underneath the derailed car and died.

CN Rail says it is investigating what happened.

The company also offered condolences to the employee’s loved ones.

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