TSB launches an investigation into the uncontrolled movement of a railway car in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

GATINEAU, QC, April 11, 2016 /CNW/ - After a detailed assessment, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is launching an investigation into the uncontrolled movement of a railway car that occurred in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on March 27. While switching in Canadian Pacific's Sutherland Yard, a tail end rail car separated from the train and rolled uncontrolled through the yard and across two public level rail crossings equipped with automatic protection before coming to rest on the main line. 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.

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SOURCE Transportation Safety Board of Canada

For further information: Transportation Safety Board of Canada: Media Relations, 819-994-8053, media@tsb.gc.ca

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