An accident or derailment involving multiple railroad cars that causes abnormal interaction with the general public by blocking roads and/or causing property damage, or potentially realeasing hazardous materials.
Grand Trunk Railroad (Canadian National) lines run through Poland. This rail line is commercial use only.
Grand Trunk (Canadian National) Railroad officials failed to provide any historical information upon several requests.
A railroad accident can occur at any time during the year.
Occurrence is spontaneous. Adequate warning time for any protective measure to be instituted does not exist.
The accident or derailment occurs in seconds. The post-derailment recovery work may last from several hours to several days depending on number of cars involved and materials being carried.
Impact is limited to area of derailment or accident unless hazardous materials container failure exists, in which case the area affected will depend on type and amount of material(s) involved. Any area along either of the rails is a potential incident site.
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