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No injuries after 15 train cars derail near Edson on Monday: TSB

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File photo of a Canadian National Railway freight train. File / Global News

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Wednesday it is “assessing the occurrence” after a train derailed near Edson, Alta., earlier this week.

A spokesperson for the agency said a total of 15 cars loaded with stone derailed at 7:13 a.m. on Monday but no injuries were reported, according to preliminary information it has gathered.

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The TSB said the derailment had no environmental impact.

As of Wednesday, the agency said it was not investigating.

The TSB said the incident occurred on a CN Railway track.

In an email sent to Global News on Wednesday evening, CN confirmed its crews responded to a derailment in Yellowhead County on Monday.

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“There is no danger to the public or the environment with no dangerous goods, leaks or injuries,” the company said.

Of the derailed cars, CN said 14 ended up on their sides while one remained upright.

The track was reopened on Tuesday, CN said.

Watch below: Some videos from Global News’ coverage of train derailments