Investigators: Oil train crash could cause 'major loss of life;' issue safety recommendations

  • Article by: JOAN LOWY , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 23, 2014 - 7:50 PM

WASHINGTON — Warning that a "major loss of life" could result from an accident involving the increasing use of trains to transport large amounts of crude oil, U.S. and Canadian accident investigators urged their governments Thursday to impose new safety rules.

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