A second Canadian National worker has died on the job in B.C. in only one month.
The employee, a man in his 30s, was working just outside a rail yard in Prince Rupert when he was fatally injured.
He had been with the company since 2018.
This comes after Jas Riar, 31, was killed during a switching incident at a rail yard in Surrey on June 1.
The worker who died in Prince Rupert was also performing a switching operation, which refers to activities such us marshalling trains, storing cars, and serving industries within rail terminals.
Teamsters Canada said in a news release that 12 railroaders have died on the job in the past two and a half years.
“Incidents like these are never acceptable. Every accident, every fatality is preventable,” said national president François Laporte.
The worker’s identity has not been released.