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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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Train hits 18-wheeler in Fort Worth

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(Fox 4) – Several people were hurt and a hazardous material spilled onto the roadway after a train and 18-wheeler collided in Fort Worth early Wednesday morning. The Fort Worth Fire Department said the accident happened around 5:30 a.m. near the intersection of N. Collins and Calloway Cemetery roads. A Trinity Railway Express train hit a semi that was carrying ...

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UPDATE: Controlled Explosions, Vent and Burn Technique Applied as Part of Rail Derailment Clean Up

HMN- UPDATED STORY (ABC 6 News) Steele County officials sent out information Saturday afternoon about a controlled vent and burn that took place at the site of the train derailment in Ellendale. The event was under the management of Union Pacific Railroad and was coordinated with the Ellendale Fire Department, Steele County Emergency Management, Steele County Sheriff’s Office and the ...

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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 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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