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Lengthy rescue in Regina rail yard when man caught in grain-loading equipment

Worker suffered serious leg injuries


December 31, 2019
By the Canadian Press
Categories
Health & Safety
Occupational Hygiene
Transportation

REGINA (CP) — A man is in hospital after he got caught in machinery while loading grain into a railcar in Regina.

Fire officials say emergency crews were called to the Canadian National rail yard just before 1 p.m. Monday.

They say the man was moving grain from a semi-trailer truck into a hopper car when the accident happened.

It took crews about 45 minutes to free him from the equipment.

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He was taken to hospital for treatment for what are described as serious leg injuries.

A spokesman for CN says the worker was an employee of a company that uses their facilities to load products into railcars.

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