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    NTSB Report Identifies Cause of Deadly Joplin Amtrak Derailment

    NTSB Report Identifies Cause of Deadly Joplin Amtrak Derailment

    In a report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), federal investigators identified multiple preventable factors that contributed to the derailment of an Amtrak passenger train near Joplin, MT on September 25, 2021. Investigators say the incident, which killed three people and seriously injured dozens, was caused by poor track conditions at the accident site. According to the report, the tracks, owned by BNSF, showed worn rail, vertical track deflection, instability, and track misalignment. The…

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    Norfolk Southern Train Derailment in East Palestine, Ohio Causes Concern for Residents

    Hundreds of residents were evacuated from East Palestine, Ohio following the fiery derailment and crash of a Norfolk Southern freight train carrying hazardous materials on February 3, 2023. The 100-car freight train that derailed February 3 was carrying hazardous materials including vinyl chloride, ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, ethylhexyl acrylate, isobutylene and butyl acrylate, the US Environmental Protection Agency told CNN. Michael Graham, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, told AP News that 14…

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