Rail transportation safety investigation R18W0133
Update: The TSB has completed this investigation. The report was published on 26 October 2018.
Main-track train derailment
Canadian Pacific Railway
Freight train 112-27
Mile 13.4, Carberry Subdivision
On 29 May 2018, a Canadian Pacific train proceeding east on the Carberry Subdivison near Winnipeg, Manitoba, derailed 13 intermodal cars, consisting of 25 platforms and 49 containers. One of those cars was transporting 3 containers loaded with fireworks. At the time of the occurrence, the wind was blowing at 90km/h. No injuries were reported. The TSB is investigating.
Investigation report: May 2018 main-track derailment near Winnipeg, Manitoba
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TSB deploys investigators to a derailment west of Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying investigators to the site of a Canadian Pacific Railway derailment that occurred west of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.
Map showing the location of the occurrence
Jerry Berriault has been with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) since 2007. He is a senior regional investigator, Central Region, based out of the Winnipeg, Manitoba, office.
Among other responsibilities, he has been the Investigator-in-Charge of eight rail accident investigations and served as a team member in a number of other investigations throughout Canada providing operational and technical expertise.
Before joining the TSB, Mr. Berriault held numerous positions with Canadian National Railway (CN) from 1980 until 2007 including superintendent of operations. While at CN he gained extensive knowledge of all aspects of train operations, including both the mechanical and engineering functions.
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Class of investigation
This is a class 4 investigation. These investigations are limited in scope, and while the final reports may contain limited analysis, they do not contain findings or recommendations. Class 4 investigations are generally completed within 220 days. For more information, see the Policy on Occurrence Classification.
TSB investigation process
There are 3 phases to a TSB investigation
- Field phase: a team of investigators examines the occurrence site and wreckage, interviews witnesses and collects pertinent information.
- Examination and analysis phase: the TSB reviews pertinent records, tests components of the wreckage in the lab, determines the sequence of events and identifies safety deficiencies. When safety deficiencies are suspected or confirmed, the TSB advises the appropriate authority without waiting until publication of the final report.
- Report phase: a confidential draft report is approved by the Board and sent to persons and corporations who are directly concerned by the report. They then have the opportunity to dispute or correct information they believe to be incorrect. The Board considers all representations before approving the final report, which is subsequently released to the public.
For more information, see our Investigation process page.
The TSB is an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail 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.
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