Ohio train derailment News

Study Shows Longer Freight Trains Have Higher Risk of Derailment

The longer the freight train, the greater the risk of derailment, new research from the Society for Risk Analysis shows. The study draws on the example of the February 2023, East Palestine, Ohio derailment, in which 38 cars from a …

Lawyers Want Ohio Residents to Wait for Details of $600M Derailment Settlement

The lawyers who negotiated a $600 million settlement with Norfolk Southern over that railroad’s disastrous 2023 derailment in Ohio want residents to talk with them before deciding the historic deal isn’t enough. They said Wednesday that the settlement for everyone …

Rail Whistleblowers Fired for Voicing Safety Concerns

Hours before a Norfolk Southern train derailed in Ohio and erupted in fire in February, a judge ruled a former railroad employee could proceed with a lawsuit claiming he had been harassed for years by managers who said he reported …

Train Derailment Probe Finds Melted Covers on Valves on 3 Cars With Chemicals

The investigation into the Ohio train derailment has found that aluminum parts on three tank cars may have melted and caused pressure relief devices not to function, contributing to the release of toxic chemicals last month, the National Transportation Safety …

Toxic Wastewater from Ohio Train Derailment Headed to Texas

DEER PARK, Texas (AP) _ Toxic wastewater used to extinguish a fire following a train derailment in Ohio is headed to a Houston suburb for disposal. “I and my office heard today that `firefighting water’ from the East Palestine, Ohio, …

Broken Rail Blamed in 2012 Ohio Train Derailment

A broken rail was cited as the “probable cause” of a 2012 train derailment and explosion that damaged a bus depot and led to home evacuations in Ohio’s capital, according to federal investigators. The report adopted this week by the …