Media advisory

TSB to issue safety recommendation and concern following investigation of 2017 uncontrolled movement in Melville, Saskatchewan

Gatineau, Quebec, 8 June 2020 - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will release its investigation report (R17W0267) on the December 2017 uncontrolled movement and employee fatality at the Canadian National Railway Company Melville Yard in Saskatchewan. The report contains one safety recommendation and one Board safety concern. Spokespeople will be available for media interviews upon its release.

The TSB is also releasing a video statement, which details the factors in the occurrence and findings.

When:

Wednesday 10 June 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

Where:

Spokespersons:

Kathy Fox, TSB Chair
Glen Pilon, Investigator-in Charge

Media material will be available on the investigation page at the time of the release.


The TSB is an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail 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

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