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Norfolk Southern to Pay Civil Penalty, Cleanup Costs Over 2023 Ohio Derailment

Norfolk Southern agreed to pay a $15 million civil penalty and $57.1 million in past government cleanup costs on Thursday, as well as millions in future costs to resolve a U.S. government lawsuit over a 2023 train derailment in East …

State Farm Sues Norfolk Southern Over Ohio Train Derailment Damages

State Farm Insurance brought forth a subrogation lawsuit last week against Norfolk Southern over damages to a pair of East Palestine, Ohio homes allegedly caused by the railroad company’s February 2023 train derailment. State Farm filed a complaint in Columbiana …

CSX Train Derailment in Kentucky Was Avoidable, Lawsuit Claims

A group of Kentucky residents on Wednesday sued CSX, saying the railroad operator could have prevented a train derailment that spilled molten sulfur in remote eastern Kentucky on the eve of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. The proposed class action lawsuit …

Lawsuit Alleges Negligence in Train Derailment and Chemical Fire that Forced Residents from Homes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court alleges negligence by CSX Transportation caused a train derailment and ensuing chemical fire that forced residents of a small Kentucky town out of their homes for more than a …

Failed Wheel Bearing Caused Ky. Train Derailment but Didn’t Trigger Alarms, CSX Says

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A failed wheel bearing on a train car caused a derailment that sparked a chemical fire and forced residents of a small town in Kentucky out of their homes for just over a day, including most …

Explosion, Inspections Raise Safety Questions About Union Pacific

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal inspectors have twice found hundreds of defects in the locomotives and railcars Union Pacific uses at the world’s largest railyard in Nebraska, but none of those seem to explain why a shipping container filled with …

Cleanup, Air Monitoring Underway at Kentucky Train Derailment Site

LIVINGSTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials and crews with rail operator CSX were working Friday to remove train cars and spilled material at the site of a derailment that sparked a chemical fire earlier in the week and prompted home …

Semitruck Driver Killed When Colorado Train Derails, Spilling Train Cars and Coal

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A semi-trailer truck driver was killed when a train derailed and a bridge collapsed, spewing coal and mangled train cars across a highway near Pueblo, Colorado, on Sunday, authorities said. The Pueblo County Coroner’s Office said …

Norfolk Southern CEO Promises to Keep Improving Safety Based on Consultant’s Report

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern`s CEO pledged to continue working to improve safety after consultant the railroad hired following the fiery Ohio derailment recommended making sure that safety is truly a priority at all levels and continuing many efforts …

EPA Weighs Formal Review of Vinyl Chloride, the Toxic Chemical that Burned in Ohio Train Derailment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it could soon launch a formal evaluation of risks posed by vinyl chloride, the cancer-causing chemical that burned in a towering plume of toxic black smoke following the fiery train derailment in East …