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Tanker rolls over and kills CN worker

One man has died in a train derailment at a remote worksite in northeastern BC.

The incident occurred Wednesday evening at a CN Rail yard about 180 kilometres north of Fort St. John when a fuel tanker derailed and rolled onto the victim.

Four other CN employees were in the yard and one was nearby, but no one else was hurt.

The victim's name has not been released.

First responders had a difficult time reaching the scene because it is only accessible by rail.

Investigations are underway by several agencies, including the RCMP, Coroners Service, CN Police, Transportation Safety Board, WorkSafe BC, and Human Resources and Skills Development. (MooseFM)

The Canadian Press

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