NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB SENDS GO TEAM TO INVESTIGATE FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILMENT IN KENTUCKY

January 16, 2007

The National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched a team of investigators to Shepherdsville, Kentucky to begin an investigation into this morning's derailment of a CSX freight train. Richard Hipskind has been designated as Investigator-in-Charge of the 7-member team. NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker is accompanying the team and will serve as principal spokesman for the investigation while on-scene. Terry Williams is the NTSB public affairs officer accompanying the team.

Once the team arrives in Kentucky, Mr. Williams may be reached on his cell phone 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.