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April 27, 2015

Trespassing fatalities on railway property “avoidable tragedies”: CN

MONTREAL, Que.-- Trespassing on railway property continues to cause unnecessary and avoidable deaths and injuries across Canada. CN  is launching its annual public awareness campaign stressing the deadly risks of trespassing on railway tracks and property, and is also working with communities to try to keep people safe by keeping them away from the tracks, the company said in a release this morning. In 2014, there were 58 trespasser accidents in Canada that caused 36 fatalities and 21 serious injuries. "Trespassing fatalities are entirely preventable," says CN Police Chief Stephen Covey. "No member of the public needs to be or ever should be on the tracks on or rail property. The railway is not a safe place for children to play and it



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