Message from the TCRC
concerning the accidental death of CPRail
locomotive engineer Lonnie Plasko
Published: April 27th 2007
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MONTREAL, April 27 /CNW Telbec/ - "We are all
shocked and saddened by the accidental death of
our Union Brother Lonnie Plasko, who did not
survive a tragic train derailment in Trail, B.C.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Plasko
family during this time, as well as our Brothers
who were injured in this tragic accident, said
Daniel J. Shewchuk, President of Teamsters
Canada Rail Conference (TCRC)."
At this time
the Union will not be making any further
detailed statements on the accident or any of
the circumstances surrounding it, as there is a
full investigation presently being conducted.
Our concern right now is ensuring that the
Plasko family and the remainder of the local
Union members are cared for and supported in
every way possible. Our hearts go out to them
all, and we are once again reminded that the
lives of the workers in the rail industry and
their families can very quickly be changed
"We thank the media in advance for respecting
the need of the affected family members for
privacy in this time of sorrow and the great
anxiety felt by all workers."