Transit union president at scene of TTC fatality

TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto transit union president Bob Kinnear is at the scene of the accident near the Yorkdale subway station in which one TTC worker was killed and another seriously wounded at about 5 a.m. this morning when they were struck by a service train.

"This is a great tragedy for the families of the victims and for the entire TTC family," said Kinnear.

"We do not yet know how this happened but the investigation is intense and all agencies involved, including the union, will not rest until we know everything that is possible to know about how this happened."

The names of the victims are not being released pending notification of their families.

"We ask the media to give the families some time to deal personally with this tragedy and direct all enquiries for the time being through the union," said Kinnear.

SOURCE: Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113

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