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Date: 05/29/12 16:49
CP employee killed
Author: DTrainshooter

Came across this article...are CP employees in the US on strike also?

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/ND_TRAIN_FATAL_NDOL-?SITE=NDWIL&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

An unfortunate situation regardless.



Date: 05/29/12 16:57
Re: CP employee killed
Author: mns019

No, strike is in Canada, US employees of CP are NOT striking.



Date: 05/29/12 17:23
Re: CP employee killed
Author: Lackawanna484

From the UTU:

>>Initial reports are that Glasgow had mounted the lead car of 28 cars being switched conventionally when the lead car sideswiped other cars. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital following evacuation by a local emergency medical crew. The Federal Railroad Administration is investigating.<<


It was a tough weekend all around. A UTU bus driver was murdered in Los Angeles and a brakeman lost a foot when he tripped near the right of way in Missouri.

Condolences to all.



Date: 05/29/12 17:47
Re: CP employee killed
Author: Margaret_SP_fan

My deep condolences to the families
of all those employees.
I am so sad about all these tragedies.....



Date: 05/29/12 18:32
Re: CP employee killed
Author: warrior

How do you "trip" and lose your foot? I assume there is LOTS more to this story.

Warrior



Date: 05/29/12 19:02
Re: CP employee killed
Author: MP555

warrior Wrote:
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> How do you "trip" and lose your foot? I assume
> there is LOTS more to this story.

Apparently, the foot was not run over, but caught and twisted around. Severe enough damage to be amputated.



Date: 05/29/12 19:49
Re: CP employee killed
Author: PGR94

MP555 Wrote:
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> warrior Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > How do you "trip" and lose your foot? I assume
> > there is LOTS more to this story.
>
> Apparently, the foot was not run over, but caught
> and twisted around. Severe enough damage to be
> amputated.


Ouch......Serious ouch.



Date: 05/30/12 00:09
Re: CP employee killed
Author: Dumptrucking

warrior Wrote:
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> How do you "trip" and lose your foot? I assume
> there is LOTS more to this story.
>
> Warrior


"On BNSF in Crystal City, Mo., some 40 miles south of St. Louis, brakeman Mike J. Bolen, 50, reportedly tripped while walking alongside eight cars being conventionally switched and suffered severe trauma to his right leg when struck – but not run over — by one of the moving cars. Hospital physicians reportedly later amputated the brakeman’s right foot. The FRA is also investigating this May 28 accident.
Bolen, of Jackson, Mo., had eight years’ service and is a member of UTU Local 947 (Chaffee, Mo.)"
http://utu.org/2012/05/29/rail-fatality-in-n-d-amputation-in-missouri/



Date: 05/30/12 00:55
Re: CP employee killed
Author: MrMRL

MP555 Wrote:
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> warrior Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > How do you "trip" and lose your foot? I assume
> > there is LOTS more to this story.
>
> Apparently, the foot was not run over, but caught
> and twisted around. Severe enough damage to be
> amputated.

The key term we heard around work earlier was a "severe spiral fracture".

Mr. MRL



Date: 05/30/12 19:13
Re: CP employee killed
Author: ProAmtrak

PGR94 Wrote:
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> MP555 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > warrior Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > How do you "trip" and lose your foot? I
> assume
> > > there is LOTS more to this story.
> >
> > Apparently, the foot was not run over, but
> caught
> > and twisted around. Severe enough damage to be
> > amputated.
>
>
> Ouch......Serious ouch.


I agree!



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