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NTSB ID: DCA12MR006

Event Type: Railroad Derailment

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Date: July 11, 2012


Railroad Accident Investigation Involving a Freight Train that Derailed in Columbus, OH.

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a go-team to investigate an accident involving a freight train that derailed in Columbus, OH. There have been reports of injuries but no fatalities are reported at this time.

Railroad investigator Cy Gura will serve as the Investigator-in-Charge. NTSB Board Member Earl Weener is accompanying the team of 10 and will serve as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.



Member Weener's final briefing on train derailment and hazardous material release in Columbus, Ohio.


Member Weener briefs press about train derailment and hazardous
material release in Columbus, Ohio.


Member Weener announces investigation into train derailment and hazardous material release.

Member Weener being briefed on scene by Paul Stancil, Hazardous Materials Investigator.

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Media Contact: Peter Knudson,202-314-6100 (NTSB HQ)