Deployment notice

Transportation Safety Board of Canada deploys investigators to rail accident in Lac Megantic, Quebec

Gatineau, Quebec, 6 July 2013 — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying investigators to the site of a rail accident in Lac Megantic, Quebec. A unit train carrying petroleum crude oil operated by Montreal Maine and Atlantic Railway derailed numerous cars. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.


The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca