Three CP Crew Workers Dead After Derailment Near Field
Three Canadian Pacific crew members have died in a derailment East of Field.
The Westbound freight train left the tracks this morning around 1am MT.
The Transportation Safety Board is now investigating.
TSB Spokesperson Eric Collard has word on the scene, saying "One locomotive came to rest in a creek, but no leaks were reported. It's a tricky site, the only access is available by high-rail, which is a piece of equipment that goes directly onto the rail - there's no road access to this site."
As for the extent of the derailment, Collard says "Early reports say that 40 to as many as 60 cars derailed. Grain hopper cars."
CP stated in a morning release that there's no threat to public safety and no dangerous goods involved.
Collard says that the exact scale of the TSB investigation is still unfolding "It's too early to tell. What we're concentrating on now is to get as much information as possible - collecting data, conducting interviews with CP personnel, first responders and local authorities, and then examine and photograph the wreckage."
Canadian Pacific says that its condolences are with the families and friends of the deceased.
The TSB is expected to provide an update later this week.