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UPDATED: CSX Lays Off At Least 50 In Cumberland Back Shop

May 22nd, 2017 by WCBC Radio

WCBC has now confirmed through several sources that at least 50 employees have been furloughed from the mechanical/back shop at CSX Cumberland.

We're told that about 200 work in that shop locally, so the number of layoffs is about 25% of that department here.

The layoffs reportedly took place as workers arrived for the 3 PM shift.  Eyewitnesses say there were four railroad policemen in attendance to provide security.

7:30 PM UPDATE:  Sources tell WCBC News that most of the layoffs are of utility workers and car men, along with a lesser number of pipefitters, electricians and machinists.

This is a developing story and we will continue to report details as they become available.

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