PRINCE GEORGE – The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of man who died after being involved in a railroad accident approximately 250 kilometres northwest of Fort St. John on Nov. 28, 2012. The man is Bryan Johannes Giesbrecht, aged 30, from Dawson Creek. Mr. Giesbrecht was employed by CN Rail and was working at the Gutha siding at mile 864.4 on the CN Fort Nelson Subdivision Line during a routine switching of a diesel tank when a derailment occurred.
Mr. Giesbrecht was unable to avoid being by struck by derailed, moving railroad stock and sustained severe injuries. Workers from the nearby camp attended the scene, however, Mr. Giesbrecht was deceased. The Coroners Service and Transport Canada continue to investigate this death. The family of Mr. Giesbrecht has been notified of his death. On behalf of the family, the Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
The BC Coroners Service expresses its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Giesbrecht.