Safety Alert: shotgun shell found in locking pin

Published: December 15, 2015

Canadian Pacific Railway recently reported that a shotgun shell was found in the locking pin of the coupler on the Quebec Gatineau Railway (QGRY) in Quebec.

“This type of mischief has potentially fatal consequences and serves as a reminder that employees must always be aware of their surroundings, perform thorough equipment inspections and report any suspicious activity immediately to CP police for further investigation,” CP said in a safety alert.

“Situational awareness, knowledge of equipment and compliance with safety procedures are key elements in performing tasks safely. Should you encounter a similar condition as described above, please protect the hazard and report it to your supervisor immediately.”