Identifying system failures at Lac Mégantic


On July 6, Canadians woke up to the news of the derailment and fire at Lac Mégantic, Que. — a tragic accident on such a scale that it was featured in news media around the world. The facts are not fully known at this stage, but it looks as if the proximate cause was a runaway unmanned train that derailed at the curve in Lac ...