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.
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.