Event CategoryIncident
Event GroupTechnology
Event SubgroupTransportation accident
Event TypeRail
PlaceTyendinaga Township First Nation ON
Event Start DateFebruary 21, 2003
Event End DateFebruary 21, 2003
CommentsTyendenaga Township First Nation ON, February 21, 2003. Two Canadian Pacific freight trains carrying hazardous materials collided, derailed and exploded in Tyendenaga Township First Nation near Melrose, Ontario. Two crewmembers were injured and approximately 300 people were forced to leave their homes. The township declared a state of emergency and ordered evacuation within a 2 km area of the site.
Injured / Infected2
Estimated Total CostUnknown
Federal DFAA PaymentsUnknown
Provincial DFAA PaymentsUnknown
Provincial Department PaymentsUnknown
Municipal CostsUnknown
OGD CostsUnknown
Insurance PaymentsUnknown
NGO PaymentsUnknown
Utility - People Affected0