40th Anniversary of the Prairie Steel Gang Tragedy

On May 28, 1980, a bus filled with engineering services employees known as the ‘Prairie Steel Gang’ was involved in a tragic car accident in Saskatchewan that became known as “one of the deadliest motor vehicle disasters in Canadian history.” Twenty-two of the crew sadly lost their lives.

In the decades since the tragedy, Canadian Pacific and the Teamsters members from the TCRC – Maintenance of Way Employees Division have made commitments to ensure the safety of the workforce. A roadside memorial now marks the accident so that we can remember these men.

We join our Teamsters Sisters and Brothers throughout Canada in paying our respects on this anniversary of the terrible accident involving Maintenance of Way members. Let us never forget those who have lost their lives in workplace accidents and let us all respect our own workplace safety as well as those workers in all industries.

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