Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Transportation Safety Board of Canada

October 23, 2007 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: The Transportation Safety Board of Canada will Release its Final Report into the 2005 Train Derailment into Lake Wabamun

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 23, 2007) - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will release, on October 25, 2007, its final investigation report (R05E0059) into the train derailment that occurred near Wabamun, Alberta, on August 3, 2005. Forty-three cars, including one loaded car of pole treating oil, one car of toluene, and 25 loaded cars of Bunker C (heavy fuel oil), derailed. Approximately 700 000 litres of Bunker C and 88 000 litres of pole treating oil were spilled, causing extensive property, environmental, and biological damage. About 20 people were evacuated from the immediate area. The report will be released at a news conference in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m. mountain time.

The TSB Chair, the Director of Investigations (Rail), and the Investigator in Charge will present the Board's findings and provide information about the investigation. A question and answer period will follow the news conference.

The Investigator in Charge will provide a technical briefing on the accident at 9:30 a.m. (mountain time). Reporters will be able to review the report under embargo starting at 9:30 a.m. until the beginning of the news conference. The final report will be available on the TSB website at at 10:00 a.m. (mountain time).

Where: Wedgewood Room - The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
10065 100th Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 0N6

This event is for journalists only.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

Contact Information

  • Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    John Cottreau
    Senior Media Relations Advisor
    613-292-4146 (cell)
    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    Julie Leroux
    Media Relations Specialist
    613-290-9875 (cell)