Three Canadian Pacific employees were killed when the grain train they were operating derailed near Field, British Columbia. Dylan Paradis, the conductor, Andrew Dockrell, the engineer, and Daniel Waldenberger-Bulmer, a trainee, were killed when the train derailed while crossing the Kicking Horse River. Three locomotives and 112 cars fell around 197 feet into the river.
Canadian Pacific President and CEO, Keith Creel, issued the following statement: “Recovering will be complex and challenging given the remote location and the extreme weather, but with collaboration and communication, we will get there. In the hours ahead we remain focused on employee safety and the safety of our first responders, in addition to working closely with the families of the deceased and all our employees. This is a tragedy that will have a long-lasting impact on our family of railroaders. The incident is under investigation and we will not speculate at this time on a cause — we owe it to those involved to get it right.”
Canadian Pacific derailment in British Columbia kills 3 crew members