Items Tagged with 'train'


Train accidents during maintenance work a growing concern

“A small oversight can have deadly consequences”
March 15, 2013

Recent railroad accidents caused by employees doing routine repair work killed one person and endangered dozens of passengers and workers, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which has issued four recommendations intended to address the problem.

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Crew error caused 2010 CN freight train collision in Minnesota

February 14, 2013

Human error made by workers caused a 2012 collision of two Canadian National Railway freight trains in Minnesota that injured all five crewmembers on the two trains, according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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NTSB determines cause of fatal train/truck collision

December 17, 2012

An inattentive driver and faulty brakes due to an improperly maintained vehicle were the probable cause of an accident in which a heavy commercial truck struck a California-bound Amtrak passenger train in the Nevada desert last summer killing six and injuring 16, the National Transportation Safety Board has revealed.

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NTSB takes up issue of wrong-way driving

December 7, 2012
Wrong-way driving will be the first item on the agenda during the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) meeting Dec. 11th

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NTSB looking into veteran’s parade accident in Midland, Texas

November 19, 2012

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating an accident in Midland, Texas, in which a Union Pacific freight train struck a flatbed semi-trailer being used as a parade float at a grade crossing last week.

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NTSB to meet on fatal truck-train accident in Nevada

October 26, 2012

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a Board meeting next week to determine the probable cause of train-truck collision in Nevada that killed six people and injured fifteen.

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Fiery explosion after train hits truck in Texas

Trucker jumped from cab just before collision
August 23, 2012

A tanker truck carrying more than 8,000 gallons of fuel was struck by a freight train early this morning outside of Dallas, Tx, resulting in a fiery explosion – but no injuries.

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NTSB sends team to this morning's fatal railroad derailment in Maryland

August 21, 2012

A National Transportation Safety Board team is en route to Ellicott City, Md, to investigate a fatal freight train derailment that occurred just after midnight.

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NTSB go-team headed to Columbus train derailment scene

July 11, 2012

A freight train derailment, explosion and fire early this morning in Columbus, Ohio resulted in injuries to two people in the vicinity of the accident. Authorities say no train personnel were injured.

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NTSB investigates fatal freight train accident in Oklahoma

June 25, 2012

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has launched a go-team to an accident involving two freight trains near Goodwell, OK. Several fatalities have been reported.

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