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ATU International on the Fatal Tour Bus Crash in Alberta, Canada

Silver Spring, MD – Silver Spring, MD – ATU International President John Costa released the following statement in reaction to the fatal tour bus accident in Alberta injuring an ATU Local 1415 member.

The Amalgamated Transit Union extends its deepest sympathy to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the tragic tour bus accident that took place Saturday at the Columbia Icefield in Jasper, Alberta.

“We send our thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery to the families and friends of those injured, especially to our bus operator and the members from ATU Local 1415. We would also like to thank the first-responders who rushed to the scene to care for those who were hurt.

“No words can lessen the grief of those who mourn this loss of life. Yet, on their behalf, ATU asks that local authorities conduct a full investigation of the incident so that all will know what caused this tragedy, and what can be done to prevent it from happening again.”