Two More Canadian National Railway Derailments
About 50,000 litres of molten sulphur were spilled May 30, 2014 when 7 Canadian National Railway cars derailed 72 kilometres north of Lac La Biche, Alberta (Brandon Sun). Initial reports suggest the molten sulfur spilled from 3 of the 7 derailed cars. The CN main rail line was shut down for an undisclosed period of time, as clean up of the spill took several days. Local residents were concerned why CN had not notified them of the derailment, and they were only made aware of the accident numerous days later by a Canadian Press story.
At least 2 CN rail cars derailed June 4, 2014 in the City of Ladysmith, Wisconsin, as the last 5 cars in a longer train became disconnected (Leader-Telegram). One of the derailed cars tipped over. CN did not provide any other details.
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