The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Two CN crew members injured after freight train derails in Wisconsin

  • Print

SLINGER, Wis. - Dozens of residents have returned to their homes in a small Wisconsin community after a CN Rail freight train derailed and collided with a Wisconsin Southern train, causing a fuel spill.

Crews were working to clear the tracks Monday after the derailment that left two CN crew members with non-life-threatening injuries.

Fire officials in the village of Slinger in southeastern Wisconsin evacuated the residents Sunday night due to concerns that diesel fuel spilled from a locomotive's fuel tank would catch fire.

CN spokesman Patrick Waldron says it's estimated that about 4,000 gallons, or 15,000 litres, of diesel fuel had spilled from the locomotive fuel tank.

He says the two injured crew members were a locomotive engineer and a conductor and that they were taken to a local hospital, but there were no immediate details on their condition.

Waldron says three southbound CN locomotives and three cars carrying frack sand derailed and struck cars from Wisconsin & Southern that were carrying steel, lumber and plastic pellets.

The CN train was travelling from Fond du Lac, Wis., to Champaign, Ill.

Fire Chief Rick Hanke says a total of 10 railcars from both trains derailed, and some of the lumber spilled.

Slinger is about 55 kilometres northwest of Milwaukee.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Gail Asper says museum honours her father’s vision

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Goose sits in high grass near Marion Friday afternoon for cover -See Bryksa 30 Day goose challenge- Day 18 - May 25, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • A goose cools off Thursday in water at Omands Creek Park-See Bryksa 30 day goose challenge- Day 25– June 21, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do you think volunteers dragging the Red River is a good idea?

View Results

Ads by Google