Event CategoryIncident
Event GroupTechnology
Event SubgroupTransportation accident
Event TypeRail
PlaceBurlington ON
Event Start DateFebruary 26, 2012
Event End DateFebruary 27, 2012
CommentsBurlington ON, February 26-27, 2012. VIA Rail passenger train No. 92 was travelling from Niagara Falls to Toronto. At 15:23 EDT, the train was approaching Burlington while entering crossover track No. 5 at 67 mph, which was 4.5 times the authorized speed limit. Subsequently, the locomotive and all five cars carrying 70 passengers derailed. Three crewmembers were fatally injured and 45 people sustained various injuries. The locomotive fuel tank was punctured and approximately 4,300 litres of diesel fuel was released into the environment. Site remediation work was contracted locally and monitoring wells were installed to monitor any potential ground water contamination.
Injured / Infected45
Estimated Total Cost$0
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Provincial DFAA PaymentsUnknown
Provincial Department PaymentsUnknown
Municipal CostsUnknown
OGD CostsUnknown
Insurance PaymentsUnknown
NGO PaymentsUnknown
Utility - People AffectedUnknown