World Fuel Services sued over last summer's deadly train derailment

|About: World Fuel Services Corpora... (INT)|By:, SA News Editor

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway's bankruptcy trustee is suing World Fuel Services (INT -0.1%), accusing the owner of the crude oil its train was carrying when it derailed last summer of falsely identifying the crude oil as a low danger when it fact it was highly volatile and dangerous.

The trustee says INT knew or should have known that the type of tank cars carrying the oil were prone to rupture upon derailment, making the railway cars "unsafe and unsuitable" for the transport of the crude oil.

The train carrying the crude oil derailed last July, killing 47 people and partially destroying a small Quebec town.