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Relief fund to assist families of fallen CP Rail Brothers

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, February 6 — A relief fund has been established to assist the families of three members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) who died as a result of a major Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) derailment on February 4, 2019.

According to media reports, locomotive engineer Andrew (Doc) Dockrell, conductor Dylan Paradis and trainee Daniel Waldenberger-Bulmer suffered fatal injuries when their westbound freight train left the tracks about 1 a.m. just east of Field, B.C., some 124 miles west of Calgary. The train, which had three locomotives and 112 cars, left the tracks while crossing a bridge over the Kicking Horse River, plunging some 197 feet to the icy waters below.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families of our Canadian Brothers who are going through the most difficult of times,” BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce said.

A group of railway workers out of Calgary, who all worked with these Brothers on a daily basis, have established a Go Fund Me account to help take care of the men’s families. The funds raised are 100% going to go to their families to help them with whatever they need. The funds will be distributed with the TCRC’s involvement.

To make a donation, please visit the link below:

https://www.gofundme.com/laggan-relief-fund

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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