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Cowboy struck by train trying to rescue horses sues employer, Tk'emlups

Ranch hand Jordan Camille was struck by a train near Rayleigh on Jan. 12, 2022, while attempting to retrieve trapped and stranded horses for Tk'emlups te Secwepemc.
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A ranch hand is suing Tk'emlups te Secwepemc for damages after he and his horse were struck by a train while retrieving a trapped and starved horse two years ago.

Jordan Camille was hired by Tk'emlups to retrieve the horse on Jan. 12, 2020. He was left with long term injuries after being struck by the train near Rayleigh, according to his notice of claim.

When the train struck Camille and his horse Rory at the Highway 5 and Devick Road crossing, he was thrown from the horse and luckily away from the railroad tracks.

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Camille was then unconscious for an unknown period of time, but, according to an online fundraiser launched around the time of the accident, he had called his wife to say he woke up unaware of his location, then hung up.

Rory was killed in the accident.

Camille was left with multiple injuries, including a shoulder fracture, a concussion and a "mental injury," according to court documents.

He claims Tk'emlups failed to ensure a safe workplace and failed to coordinate his work on that day with railway operators.

It also alleges Tk'emlups failed to warn Camille of the dangers of working around rail crossings, failed to provide hi-visibility and safety equipment, and it failed to ensure he was accompanied by another rider to assist with corralling the horses.

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Due to Camille's severe and permanent injuries, the claim seeks damages and wages lost, both past and future, along with past and future healthcare costs.

Notices of claim are not proof of anything. The claim has not been tested in court and the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc has not yet responded to the claim.

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