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Beavers May Have Caused Fatal Train Derailment in Manitoba: Safety Board

Beavers May Have Caused Fatal Train Derailment in Manitoba: Safety Board

By The Canadian Press

Manitoba Train Derailment
An aerial view of the train derailment near Ponton, Man. is seen on Sept. 15, 2018 in this handout photo. A Transportation Safety Board investigator says beavers may have contributed to the train derailment in northern Manitoba that left one railway worker dead and another injured. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Transportation Safety Board of Canada)

THOMPSON, Man. – A Transportation Safety Board investigator says beavers may have contributed to the train derailment in northern Manitoba that left one railway worker dead and another injured.

The train went off the tracks on a washed-out trestle bridge in a swampy area south of Thompson on Saturday evening.

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One Worker Dead After Being Trapped in Derailed Train in Manitoba

One Worker Dead After Being Trapped in Derailed Train in Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

Train Track

THOMPSON, Man. – One of the two workers who were extricated from a train that derailed south of Thompson, Man., has died.

The Arctic Gateway Group, which recently purchased the Hudson Bay Railway, says in a statement that authorities have confirmed the death, adding that a second employee has sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital.

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Police Look for Witnesses After Woman Struck by Vehicles in St. Vital

Police Look for Witnesses After Woman Struck by Vehicles in St. Vital

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are looking for anyone who may have seen a 21-year-old woman hit by multiple vehicles on Thursday morning.

At around 6:50 a.m., the victim was at the intersection of St. Anne’s Road and Aldgate Road when she was hit by an SUV and a pickup truck travelling northbound on St. Anne’s. She was taken to hospital in critical condition, where she remains.

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Manitoba Trucker Covered in Hot Tar in North Dakota Crash Dies in Hospital

Manitoba Trucker Covered in Hot Tar in North Dakota Crash Dies in Hospital

By Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press

Bradley Jackson - Donna-Joe Smith
Bradley Jackson and his girlfriend Donna-Joe Smith are seen in this undated handout photo. A Manitoba truck driver who was covered in hot tar when his semi truck rolled in North Dakota is being remembered as a fighter. Bradley Jackson spent three days in a burn unit at a Minneapolis hospital before he died Saturday. His girlfriend, Donna-Joe Smith, says doctors were amazed he survived for so long with third-degree burns to 95 per cent of his body. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Donna-Joe Smith)

Bradley Jackson was hauling a load of hot tar from Winnipeg into North Dakota when his rig went off the road and slid into a ditch, rupturing the tanker and sending the burning liquid into the cab of the truck.

With tar all over his body, the 21-year-old somehow managed to crawl out of the semi and onto the road to wait for help, said his girlfriend Donna-Joe Smith.

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