Event CategoryIncident
Event GroupTechnology
Event SubgroupTransportation accident
Event TypeRail
PlaceThamesville ON
Event Start DateApril 23, 1999
Event End DateApril 23, 1999
CommentsThamesville ON, April 23, 1999. A Via Rail train ploughed into 4 stationary freight tank cars, near Thamesville ON, killing its 2 engineers. Dozens of passengers were quickly evacuated from the train, which was carrying 5 crew and 180 passengers. The cause of the crash was a rail switch left in the wrong position which forced the Toronto-bound train to veer off the main track.
Injured / Infected60
Estimated Total CostUnknown
Federal DFAA PaymentsUnknown
Provincial DFAA PaymentsUnknown
Provincial Department PaymentsUnknown
Municipal CostsUnknown
OGD CostsUnknown
Insurance PaymentsUnknown
NGO PaymentsUnknown
Utility - People Affected0