This past Saturday on September 15th, a train in Manitoba derailed when it met a swampy area, leaving one worker dead and another injured. It was crossing a trestle bridge and travelling at 40 kilometres per hour when it became derailed.
Still, investigators were curious as to what the initial cause of the accident was and it turns out that there were beavers involved.
Jerry Berriault, the Transportation Safety Board regional senior inspector, told the Globe and Mailthat the area was swampy and had beaver activity at the time of the accident. That's when the bridge blew out and caused the derailment.
Paramedics said the two workers who were hurt in the derailment were stuck in the cars for hours before receiving help. While the investigation is still on-going Berriault says the signs of beavers being involved is there.
Two locomotives plus four rail cars came off the track in total. The train was carrying liquefied petroleum but none of the product was lost in the area. There has been a cleanup crew sent with recovery equipment for the water due to a diesel fuel leakage.
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