CALGARY, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - In its investigation (R13E0069) release
today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that
limited capacity of the drainage system beside the tracks led to the
saturation of the track bed and created a void under the tracks. As the
heavily loaded train crossed that section of the tracks, the weakened
track structure failed resulting in a derailment.
On 28 April 2013, at 3:55 Central Standard Time, a Canadian Pacific
Railway freight train, proceeding westward from Wilkie, Saskatchewan to
Hardisty, Alberta, derailed seventeen cars loaded with potash at Mile
80.7 on the Hardisty Subdivision, near Provost, Alberta. Approximately
350 feet of track was destroyed. There were no injuries.
The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline,
railway and aviation transportation occurrences. 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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