June 12: Cracked Wheel Was Cause of Train Derailment
A CN train was hauling crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas when 19 cars and a locomotive went off the tracks and caught fire. No one was hurt, but 150 people were evacuated. The TSB found that fatigue caused a wheel to crack and fail. The board said damage on the track was caused by the derailed wheels battering the base of the rail, adding that two older cars built in 1984 and 1996 were the primary source of the oil spill that led to the fire.