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Fatigue Blamed for Wheel Failure in NB Train Derailment

| June 12, 2014

  PLASTER ROCK, N.B. – The Transportation Safety Board says fatigue caused a wheel to fail on a freight train that derailed earlier this year in northern New Brunswick, sparking a fire that burned for days. The CN train was hauling crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas when 19 cars and a locomotive went off […]

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Nine-Figure Settlement Expected in Train Disaster

| January 31, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A Chapter 11 trustee in Maine says he anticipates a “nine-figure” settlement fund for victims of a rail disaster that killed 47 people in Quebec in July. Robert Keach outlined his vision for how victims will ultimately be compensated Friday as attorneys clashed over whether lawsuits filed in Chicago should be […]

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Derailment Victims Seek Mitchell’s Help

| January 30, 2014

  AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Some victims of last year’s fiery train derailment in Canada want U.S. Sen. George Mitchell from Maine to serve as negotiator as they seek money from the bankrupt railroad company. A document filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Count in Bangor late Wednesday from the Meyers & Flowers law firm shows […]

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Another CN Freight Train Derails in New Brunswick

| January 27, 2014

It’s the second train derailment in the province of New Brunswick this month. Late Sunday night another CN freight train went off the tracks, this time in Saint Basile near Edmundston.¬†It happened just behind the Hyundai dealership, the last five cars on the eastbound train derailed, one of which contained liquid propane gas. Brian Nadeau, […]

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Another Train Derails in New Brunswick

| January 27, 2014

CBC News is reporting another train has derailed in New Brunswick. This one in the community of Saint Basille. Its the second derailment in New Brunswick this month. The accident happened late Sunday night. CBC is reporting 5 cars derailed.¬†Jacques Doiron, emergency measures co-ordinator for the City of Edmundston, says one of them contained “dangerous, […]

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