After 2018 Northern Manitoba train derailment, inquest called into death of conductor

Manitoba’s chief medical examiner has called an inquest into the death of the conductor of a train that derailed after going over a washed-out bridge in a remote area of Northern Manitoba.

Kevin Anderson of The Pas died at the scene of the derailment, roughly 545 km northwest of Winnipeg on the Hudson Bay Rail line near Ponton, Man., Sept. 16, 2018.

The cause of Anderson’s death was multiple blunt force injuries due to the train derailment.

In a release Wednesday the province said the inquest has been called to determine the co-ordination of a multi-agency response to the accident, including police, paramedics and other first responders.

Anderson and another railway worker were trapped inside the train for hours after the derailment, first responders said at the time of the crash.

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