NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB INVESTIGATING FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILMENT IN PENNSYLVANIA

October 21, 2006

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are at the scene of a Norfolk Southern freight train derailment near New Brighton, PA. The derailment occurred about 10:40 p.m. (EDT) Friday evening. Senior safety investigator Ed Dobranetski will serve as Investigator-in-Charge of the 9-member team.

NTSB Vice Chairman Robert Sumwalt is with the team and will serve as principal spokesperson for the on-scene investigation.

Terry Williams is the Public Affairs Officer with the team; he can be reached at 202-557-1350.

NTSB Office of Public Affairs: (202) 314-6100

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.