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.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its report on Monday from its investigation into the cause of the derailment of a Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) train near Saint-Polycarpe on July 16, 2018.
The report states that inadequately secured cargo fell from an A-frame car on the train, which lead to the derailment of 22 cars. The TSB also confirmed there were no injuries or dangerous items released during the incident.
An emergency brake was pulled on the freight train at mile 36.6 on the south track of the Winchester Subdivision around 6:45 p.m. local time, according to the report.
CP Rail train hauling crude oil derails east of Saskatoon
Canadian Pacific Railway said a train hauling crude oil derailed west of Guernsey, Sask., early Monday morning.Canadian Pacific Railway said the train hauling crude oil derailed west of Guernsey, Sask., at around midnight. No injuries have been reported.
The report found the derailment occurred when the leading end of a boxcar struck a section of stock rail that had fallen from the end of the preceding A-frame flat car.
The proper procedures for safe loading and securement were not sufficiently carried out while the rail was loaded in Winnipeg, according to the findings.
The loops of steel, which are supposed to provide sufficient cargo restraint, broke and lead to the stock falling from the car and derailing the train in Quebec.
Their findings also concluded that the top load securement on the flat car on that day had not been inspected to Railway Association of Canada standards.
The report concluded the issues of CP's top loading practices have been addressed following a Rail Safety Advisory to Transport Canada (TC) issued by the TSB.
CP has since trained its employees on new procedures when loading and inspecting A-frame flat cars, according to the TSB.
Gatineau condo owners feeling shortchanged by flood buyout .
Former residents of a Gatineau, Que., condo building demolished Monday say a government buyout won't go far enough to help them rebuild after their months-long ordeal. The Chateau Saint-Louis at 1420 rue Saint-Louis flooded in April. On Monday, the damaged 16-unit building came down while some former residents looked on."I think this is really sad. It's not a good day," said condo board president Gerry Nault in French.Back in the summer, the condo voted unanimously to take the Quebec government up on its buyout offer. That buyout worked out to $1.9 million, or between $115,000 and $140,000 per owner.