NEAS Cleans Up Melfort Derailment
On Thursday, November 12, 2015, 3:30 am, Northern Environmental Access Services (NEAS) received a phone call on their 24-Hour Emergency Access phone line. One hour prior, 12 train cars loaded with grain derailed outside of Melfort, Saskatchewan.
NEAS – a division of Northern Mat & Bridge, Grand Prairie, Alberta – specializing in providing access for emergency and environmentally sensitive situations, loaded up a crew with equipment and was en route to Melfort immediately after receiving the call.
Once on site, the scene was assessed and it was determined that mud mats would be needed at both entrances in order to protect the soft edges of the farmer’s field. After one hour, 40 mats were laid and the heavy equipment could enter the field. The NEAS crew stayed for the remainder of the day, removing rail wheels and piling debris to be hauled away.
For more details, check out this article in the Melfort Journal. All photos courtesy of the Melfort Journal.
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