CPR worker injured

A 44-year-old Canadian Pacific Railway worker was released from hospital on Tuesday afternoon after he was involved in a train crash earlier that day.

A 44-year-old Canadian Pacific Railway worker was released from hospital on Tuesday afternoon after he was involved in a train crash earlier that day.

The man, whose name was not released by CP or Innisfail RCMP, was flown to hospital by STARS in serious but stable condition after a train struck a loader he was on while working north of Innisfail on railway construction.

Ed Greenberg, CP director of internal affairs, said the worker was part of the utility crew that was doing track maintenance in the area.

Innisfail RCMP were called to the scene shortly after 6 a.m. on Tuesday near Hwy 2A and Range Road 362. Police said a southbound CP train struck a loader working in the area.

“Our concern is the people involved in the incident and how they are doing,” said Greenberg. “The crew members on board the train were not injured.” The train was carrying grain but there was no spillage.

The man was unconscious and trapped in the service vehicle. The Innisfail Fire department and EMS removed him before he was airlifted to Foothills Hospital in Calgary.

The collision is under investigation and no charges have been laid.

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