Crude oil train derails in N. Dakota; no injuries

Dec 31, 2013 | 03:49 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  tank car, train derailment, crude oil, BNSF Railway, National Transportation Safety Board, Corinna Petry

CHICAGO — A train transporting crude oil derailed Dec. 30 near Casselton, N.D., causing fiery explosions but no injuries, the Cass County Sheriff’s Department told AMM.

A team from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) arrived at the site Dec. 31 to launch an investigation.

A BNSF Railway Co. "grain train derailed and a train traveling in the opposite direction carrying crude oil struck the derailment and derailed. There was a significant post-crash fire," the NTSB said.

"A westbound grain train derailed ... impacting an eastbound crude train on an adjacent track, causing it to derail," the Fort Worth, Texas-based railroad confirmed.....

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