TSB investigators deploy to BC freight train derailment

Investigators from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada were deployed February 17 to the site of a train derailment near Field, BC, close to the British Columbia-Alberta border.

TSB spokesman Liam MacDonald says there were no immediate reports of injuries, fires or leaks after the derailment involving two freight trains at Ottertail station Saturday evening.

MacDonald says initial preliminary reports indicate the derailment involves a parked and moving train.

He says there were reports of some rail cars that were on their sides.

The Field area derailment is the second train incident in BC so far this weekend.

Two rail crew members sent to hospital late Friday after four locomotives hit a stopped freight train.