Deployment notice

Transportation Safety Board of Canada deploys a team to the site of a derailment in Smiths Falls, Ontario

Gatineau, Quebec, 20 March 2013 — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to the site of a derailment in Smiths Falls, Ontario. At approximately 13:27 Eastern Time, a Canadian Pacific freight train derailed 5 intermodal cars. One of the cars contains dangerous goods, but it is not leaking and there is no danger to the public. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.


The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation 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.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca