CALGARY, April 27 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific employees will pause to honour
workers who have perished or have been injured in the workplace at 11 a.m.
local time on Tuesday, April 28th, the designated International Day of
"Each year we remember those employees who have lost their lives or
suffered injury in occupational incidents in an effort to continuously
strengthen our focus on workplace safety," said Brock Winter, Senior
Vice-President Operations. "Safety is our number one priority."
Trains across Canadian Pacific's 14,000-mile North American rail network,
locomotives in CP yards and terminals, and crane operators in intermodal
terminals will stop at safe locations for one minute of silence followed by
one lone whistle as a further salute. CP employees working on the road will
safely park their vehicles and observe one minute of silence at the same time.
Shop workers and office employees, too, will observe a minute of silence.
"As a result of dedicated joint union-management Occupational Health and
Safety teams across our rail network, Canadian Pacific has one of the best
on-the-job safety records in the North American rail industry," added Winter.
Measured by train incidents, CP has been North America's safest railroad
in ten of the last twelve years.
This year, the International Day of Mourning is also the same week as
Rail Safety Week in Canada. The Canadian Pacific Police Service will conduct
safety awareness blitzes in communities across Canada during Rail Safety Week.
About Canadian Pacific:
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP NYSE/TSX), through the ingenuity of
its employees located across Canada and in the United States, remains
committed to being the safest, most fluid railway in North America. Our people
are the key to delivering innovative transportation solutions to our customers
and to ensuring the safe operation of our trains through the more than 900
communities where we operate. Come and visit us at www.cpr.ca to see how we
can put our ingenuity to work for you. Canadian Pacific is proud to be the
official rail freight services provider for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games.
For further information:
For further information: Mike LoVecchio, Senior Manager - Media
Relations, Canadian Pacific, (778) 772-9636