Lumber train derails on northern Vancouver Island injuring two

Lumber train derails on northern Vancouver Island injuring two

Two people have been hurt in a train derailment in Woss on northern Vancouver Island.

The train belongs to Western Forest Products and its believed those injured are employees.

Western Forest Products said they provide more information as it becomes available. "The safety and security of our staff and community is very important to us".

Dave Rushton, the community's regional elected representative, says the cause of the accident is under investigation but early reports indicate a crew on the tracks was buried beneath the logs when the cars crashed into them.

UPDATE: 1:10 p.m.

WorkSafeBC has dispatched officers to the scene.

That would imply there was a death in the incident.

A spokeswoman with B.C. Ambulance says the injuries to both people are serious and one person was transported by air ambulance.

It happened in the tiny community of Woss, between Port McNeil and Campbell River. The train is used for logging operations on the north Island.

The investigation into the derailment is under investigation.