Canada Hazmat teams sent out to train derailment near Lanigan, Sask. after crude oil catches fire

18:15  09 december  2019
18:15  09 december  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

Rail worker killed at CP train yard in Port Coquitlam

  Rail worker killed at CP train yard in Port Coquitlam According to the rail workers' union, the victim was a 56-year-old father with 32 years on the job.The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) confirmed the man, a 56-year-old father with 32 years on the job, was a member of the union.

Video from the Crude Oil Train lead locomotive 4934 was obtained from data transmitted wirelessly when the emergency brakes were applied, and parametric The derailment of the Grain Train occurs at 14:09:57, after which time a digital counter is shown on the right in the image, indicating the time in

On June 3, 2016, a Union Pacific train with 96 tank cars carrying Bakken oil from New Town, North Dakota to U.S. Oil and Refining in Tacoma, Washington derailed in the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier, Oregon.

a car parked on the side of a road: A hazardous materials team sits outside a barricade on Highway 16 near Plunkett, Sask.© Provided by cbc.ca A hazardous materials team sits outside a barricade on Highway 16 near Plunkett, Sask.

CP Rail says a train that derailed Monday morning near Lanigan was carrying crude oil.

At about 1:30 a.m. CST, RCMP said the train had gone off the tracks between Guernsey, Sask. and Plunkett.

Police said there was a complete lack of visibility due to smoke and Highway 16 needed to be shut down.

CP Rail said a hazardous materials crew was sent out to the scene, as well as CP emergency response team. A release said the teams would be working with local first responders to minimize impact to the surrounding area.

In a news release, police said they didn't know when the highway would reopen, and drivers were asked to use an alternate route, travelling south of Plunkett on Highway 365 toward Watrous, then north along Highway 668 to Guernsey.

CP isn't sure how the train derailed and is not sure how many cars were involved. The company does not believe local waterways have been affected.

The Transportation Safety Board is travelling out to the area.

The company promised the area will be cleaned up and restored.

Guernsey is located approximately 110 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon.

Derailed train in Saskatchewan released 1.5 million litres of oil: TSB .
LANIGAN, Sask. — The Transportation Safety Board says Monday's fiery Canadian Pacific Railway freight train derailment in Saskatchewan involved the estimated release of 1.5 million litres of oil. The resulting fire forced the temporary closure of Highway 16 due to thick, black smoke. The TSB says 33 oil tank cars and one hopper car derailed near Guernsey, 115 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon. Of the derailed cars, about 20 were breached and spilled out product "and became engulfed in a large pool fire which burned for approximately 24 hours," the board said Wednesday in a release."About 19 of the cars lost their entire loads releasing an estimated 1.

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