Tag Archives: derailment

CSX Safety Lapses to blame for 2018 fatal Amtrak collision in South Carolina

  Bloomburg     CSX’s lax approach to safety caused a fatal collision between a passenger train and one of the company’s parked freight trains last year, U.S. accident investigators concluded Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board cited what it called multiple layers of failure at CSX that led a conductor to leave a switch in the wrong position, sending an ...

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Multiple rail cars derail resulting in roadway blockages and fire; crews working to stabilize remaining hazards

  Fox 8   WELLINGTON, Ohio – There is a train derailment in the village of Wellington at Magyar and Wheeling street. This is just a few blocks off of main street. The first reports of the derailment came in around 6 a.m.  State Route 18 and 58 are closed. 10 to 15 cars derailed. Assistant Fire Chief Bill Brown says there were ...

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Fiery Train Derailment Prompts Evacuations in Fort Worth; Incident Command Post catches fire

NBC5     A Union Pacific freight train carrying ethanol went off its tracks in a Fort Worth neighborhood Wednesday morning and caught fire, prompting an evacuation of nearby homes and a hazardous materials response. It happened at about 12:40 a.m. along the 3200 block of Yuma Street, on the city’s southeast side. Firefighters said it’s unclear what caused the cars ...

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Ohio train derailment has HAZMAT protecting waterway


HMN-A train derailment in Youngsville, Ohio has responders protecting an area waterway from a diesel spill.  No injuries have been reported, but WFMJ reports that fuel is leaking from the engine. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Hazmat crews and the Youngstown Fire Department have been called to the scene of a train derailment in an industrial area along the border of Youngstown ...

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Industrial response team responds to train derailment

Industrial response

Industrial response team mitigates train derailment.   HMN-An internal industrial response team from the Wood River Refinery in Roxana, IL responded to a train derailment Thursday.  The team mitigated a small acid spill that occurred during the derailment.  According to BND, the derailment occurred inside of the refinery. A rail car overturned at the Wood River Refinery in Roxana on ...

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Many injured, atleast 7 dead in Bulgarian train derailment

HMN-Many buildings have been damaged and fatalities reported after a train derailment leads to an explosion. According to ABC , the cars were carrying propane-butane and propylene.  At this time it is being reported that 7 are dead and 29 are injured,  some with severe burns over 90% of their bodies.  It is believed there will be more casualties. A derailed ...

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Residents of Minnesota town return home after derailment

HMN- News Update from Tribune ELLENDALE, MINN. Nearly all residents of the small southern Minnesota town of Ellendale have been allowed to return home after a train derailed and spilled hazardous chemicals. A Friday afternoon update from the Union Pacific Railroad says with the exception of one homeowner within 400 feet of the site, the evacuation had been lifted. The ...

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Train Derailment – DC – You are Tech Ref… – here are some training tips.

HMN – Sodium Hydroxide, lots of it. Evacuate or shelter in place? What are the dangers? Where is it going? What PPE do we use? We may have victims, what do we do? Can you answer these questions and more? Next time you work on research/tech ref with your crew, put yourself in the position of a real call, and ...

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Train derailment causes HazMat leak and evacuation – video

UPDATES from The Daily Advertiser: Residents of about 120 homes, including a mobile home park, remain evacuated because of an 11-car train derailment in Scott, Master Troop Brooks David told The Daily Advertiser. More

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