February 04, 2019 | CTV News
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CP Rail Confirms Three Crew Dead in British Columbia Derailment

Train carrying grain to Vancouver fell 180 feet from a bridge

CP Rail Confirms Three Crew Dead in British Columbia Derailment

A union representative says a Canadian Pacific freight train fell more than 60 metres (180 feet) from a bridge near the Alberta-British Columbia boundary in a derailment that killed three crew members, reports CTV News.

The westbound freight train carrying grain to Vancouver jumped the tracks Monday at about 1 a.m. MT near Field, BC.

British Columbia Environment Ministry spokesman David Karn said between 30 and 40 grain cars left the tracks in the derailment. 

The union said eight railway workers have now died in Canada since November 2017 and investigations into those accidents are ongoing.

View the full report here.

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