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Canada’s Transportation Safety Board issued the following preliminary report on Tuesday, Feb. 5:
“On 04 February 2019, Canadian Pacific train 301 was proceeding westward to Vancouver when 99 cars and 2 locomotives derailed at Mile 130.6 of the Laggan Subdivision, near Field, British Columbia. The train crew consisted of a locomotive engineer, a conductor and a conductor trainee. The 3 crew members were fatally injured.
“What We Know
“Progress To Date
“The investigation team has conducted the following information-gathering work:
Railway Age Contributing Editor Bruce Kelly made this correction to the accident map originally issued by the Calgary Herald.
“There are currently two TSB investigators at the accident site, and two investigators are coordinating efforts from the Calgary office. The team is augmented by investigators from the TSB Engineering Lab and the TSB Human Factors Division.
“On site, we will continue to:
“In addition, we will examine:
“The TSB’s investigation will determine causes and contributing factors of this accident. Concurrent investigations are being conducted by other agencies and for other purposes. Other investigating agencies include Transport Canada under an extended jurisdiction agreement with Employment and Social Development Canada – Labour Program, and the BC Coroner’s office. The TSB will work with these agencies to ensure that those affected, including the next of kin, are provided with information about the accident and the next steps.”
Field is about 50 miles west of Banff, along the Trans-Canada Highway. Sixteen cars of a CP train derailed on Jan. 3 in the same area. No one was hurt in that derailment.
GoFundMe campaigns to assist the families of the deceased have been established:
General Campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/f/laggan-relief-fund
Paradis Family: https://www.gofundme.com/support-the-paradis-family
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