DM&E Trains across the Midwest pause for Day of Mourning
Eastern Railroad (DM&E) employees will join their counterparts at Canadian
Pacific and pause to honor workers who have perished or have been injured in
the workplace at
International Day of Mourning.
“We remember those employees who have lost their lives or suffered injury
in occupational incidents in an effort to continuously strengthen our focus on
workplace safety,” said DM&E President
Trains across the DM&E’s 2500-mile rail network, locomotives in DM&E yards
and terminals will stop at safe locations for one minute of silence followed
by one lone whistle as a further salute. DM&E employees working on the road
will safely park their vehicles and observe one minute of silence at the same
time. Shop workers and office employees, too, will observe a minute of
silence. DM&E employees are participating for the first time.
“Personal injury rates and train incidents have declined significantly in
the past year as we adopt CP’s industry leading safety practices,” added
The DM&E’s personal injury frequency is 2.14 injuries per 200,000 employee
hours. Personal injuries have declined 43% in the first quarter of 2009 in
comparison to the first quarter of 2008. Train incidents have also declined 7%
on a year over year basis.
About the DM&E Railroad:
2,500 miles of track serving more than 200 communities in eight states. About
1,000 employees drive the system. DM&E manages over 7,000 rail cars and
operates nearly 200 locomotives. Headquartered in
a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP NYSE/TSX).