Canada Safety Board Investigating Toronto Trains' Collision

Police and Canadian Pacific Rail officials said the incident posed no threat to public safety, although the derailment caused a small diesel leak that was quickly contained.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada sent an investigator to Toronto after two freight trains collided Aug. 21 in Toronto. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he will act quickly if safety lapses are found to have caused the derailment.

Police and Canadian Pacific Railway officials said the incident posed no threat to public safety, although the derailment caused a small diesel leak that was quickly contained; a CP Rail spokesman said one car that derailed was carrying batteries and aerosols, which are classified as dangerous goods, but they did not leak.

Train derailments and hazmat rail shipments have a higher profile in Canada since the Lac-Mégantic disaster in July 2013, when a freight train carrying Bakken crude oil rolled, unattended, down a grade and derailed in the center of that Quebec town, causing a fireball and explosion. At least 42 people were killed.

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