Brothers and Sisters,
It is with great sadness that I must
inform you of the passing of TCRC Brother Imraan Qamar. Tragically,
Brother Qamar was fatally injured in the line of duty at CN
MacMillan Yard in Toronto on Thursday August 15, 2019 at
approximately 0200 hours.
Imraan was 27 years old and
qualified as a conductor in December 2018.
Board and MacMillan Yard Joint Health and Safety Committee have been
involved in the internal investigation, conducted by CN. The
Transportation Safety Board is also investigating the accident. EFAP
peers and grief counsellors were immediately deployed to support
those members affected by this tragedy.
The Funeral was held
On behalf of the Provincial Board I send our
deepest condolences to Imraan’s family, friends and work associates.
Sincerely and in solidarity,
Provincial Legislative Board of Ontario
Canada Rail Conference