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NTSB ID:HWY13MH013

Event Type:Highway Accident

Location:White Marsh, MD

Date:May 28, 2013


NTSB IS INVESTIGATING A FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILMENT, EXPLOSION NEAR BALTIMORE

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a railroad grade crossing accident and explosion near Baltimore, Md., that occurred at approximately 2:00 PM (EDT) on May 29, 2013.

NTSB highway safety Investigator Peter Kotowski is the investigator-in-charge and NTSB Board Member Robert L. Sumwalt accompanied the team and served as the principal spokesperson during the on-scene phase of the investigation.

Public Affairs Specialists Eric Weiss and Keith Holloway coordinated media-related activities. For the latest information related to the investigation and any press briefings, follow us on twitter at @ntsb or check our website, www.ntsb.gov.

NTSB team arrives on the scene of the highway/railroad grade crossing accident in White Marsh, MD.
NTSB team arrives on the scene of the highway/railroad grade crossing accident in White Marsh, MD.
NTSB Investigator Gary Van Etten and Chairman Hersman review damage on the scene of the bridge collapse in Mount Vernon, WA.
NTSB team arrives on the scene of the highway/railroad grade crossing accident in White Marsh, MD.
NTSB Investigator Ted Turpin documents damage to the truck involved with the highway/railroad grade crossing accident in White Marsh, MD.
NTSB Investigator Ted Turpin documents damage to the truck involved with the highway/railroad grade crossing accident in White Marsh, MD.
 
NTSB Investigators Ron Kaminski and Steve Prouty document the scene at the highway/railroad grade crossing accident in White Marsh, MD.
NTSB Investigators Ron Kaminski and Steve Prouty document the scene at the highway/railroad grade crossing accident in White Marsh, MD.
NTSB Investigator In Charge Pete Kotowski coordinates investigative activities with local fire department official on the scene of the highway/railroad grade crossing accident in White Marsh, MD.
NTSB Investigator In Charge Pete Kotowski coordinates investigative activities with local fire department official on the scene of the highway/railroad grade crossing accident in White Marsh, MD.
NTSB Hazardous Materials Investigators Paul Stancil and John Vorderbrueggen don protective hazmat gear as they prepare to assess the accident scene for safety.
NTSB Hazardous Materials Investigators Paul Stancil and John Vorderbrueggen don protective hazmat gear as they prepare to assess the accident scene for safety.
 


 







 

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