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Transport Canada has ordered a Canadian railway company to change its freight-train lineups and fatigue-management practices to reduce the risk of worker fatigue.

According to media reports, the railway was not in compliance with the Work/Rest Rules for Railway Operating Employees.

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Lumber Yard Had Many Safety Violations Before Worker Deaths

After two workers died at a lumber yard, it was discovered that the employer had been cited for occupational health and safety violations during the previous 2 ½ years.

The workers in this latest incident were killed after a pile of lumber fell on them.

Among the employer’s previous violations are operating an unsafe loading dock, an under-qualified forklift operator and a lack of high-visibility clothing in hazardous areas.

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