Train conductor imbibed after crash, while driving train

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|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/15/2019

After the Canadian Pacific (CP) train he was operating hit a pickup truck, a conductor continued onto the next stop and sipped from a bottle of whisky. 

On Aug. 12, 2017, Greg Paisley, locomotive engineer (LE), ran into a Toyota Tundra on the track, despite pulling the emergency brake. There were no injuries as a result and the train continued onto the next stop, which was Exshaw, Alta.

As the train travelled, Paisley drank from a 750-millilitre rye whisky bottle that he brought on board as a gift for someone else.