UPDATE: CSX releases statement about Hardin County train derailment
A railway corporation issued a statement Monday, two days after one if its trains derailed in Hardin County, Kentucky.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A railway corporation issued a statement Monday, two days after one if its trains derailed in Hardin County, Kentucky.
A dispatcher says a CSX employee called and said the derailment happened Saturday around 10 p.m. on I-65 near the 100 mile marker.
No injuries were reported and no hazardous materials were inside the train cars, according to the dispatcher.
On Monday, Rob Doolittle, a spokesman for CSX Corporation, issued a statement:
"At approximately 8:05 p.m. Saturday, a northbound CSX train derailed 23 rail cars in Hardin County, Ky. There are no injuries reported and no hazardous materials involved in the derailment. CSX personnel and contractors worked through the weekend to safely move the derailed cars to a staging area so they can be transported off site, and track restoration work is expected to begin today.
The train consisted of three locomotives, 61 loads of mixed freight and 82 empty rail cars. Most of the rail cars involved in the derailment were carrying automobiles, and one rail car carrying plastic pellets spilled some of its contents. CSX appreciates the assistance of Kentucky State Police, the Kentucky Department of Transportation’s Highway Division, and Hardin County emergency personnel, as we continue working to ensure the pellets are cleaned up and the site is fully restored. As part of the recovery effort CSX will review the circumstances surrounding this derailment to determine if any lessons from this event can be applied to future operations to help prevent incidents like this one from occurring again."
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