Six railway accidents involving crude oil have happened since June 2016. It is unlikely that the Fund will be activated by any of these accidents.
However, we continue to monitor them until the six-year time limit for claiming against the railway company has expired:
- If court proceedings are commenced against a federally regulated railway company for damages, the Administrator shall be named as party by statute.
- This has not occurred since the Fund’s creation.
- If we are contacted by potential claimants, we will redirect them to the claims department of the relevant railway companies.