CP employee dies after huge Pickering, Ont., railcar derailment

UPDATE: Coroner says 40-year-old Edmonton man died of multiple injuries.

In a news release, the Canadian Transportation Agency also fined Canadian Pacific Railway $100,000 for the incident.

An employee of Canadian Pacific Railway has died following a fatal incident at a rail yard in Pickering, Ontario.

Canadian Pacific says emergency crews responded to a medical emergency after reports of a derailment Monday evening.

Police and the coroner’s office were called to the scene, where they found a man in his 40s who was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

CP says it’s offering counselling to workers involved in the incident.

The incident is being investigated by the Transportation Safety Board.

In April, a CP train carrying crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas derailed near Bancroft, B.C., and was halted due to leaks.

In 2008, a CP train carrying grain derailed and caught fire near Penhold, Alta., leaving a worker with minor injuries.

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