Transportation Safety Board of Canada deploys a team to the site of a derailment in Smiths Falls, Ontario

GATINEAU, QC, March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to the site of a derailment in Smiths Falls, Ontario. At approximately 13:27 Eastern Daylight Time, a CP freight train derailed 5 intermodal cars. One of the cars contains dangerous goods, but it is not leaking and there is no danger to the public. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.

The TSB is an independent agency that advances transportation safety by investigating occurrences in the marine, pipeline, rail and air modes of transportation. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

SOURCE: Transportation Safety Board of Canada

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Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
819-994-8053

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