NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB SENDING TEAM TO INVESTIGATE TRAIN DERAILMENT AND FIRE IN NEW YORK

March 12, 2007

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to the scene of a train derailment and fire that occurred this morning in Oneida, New York.

Around 7:12 am, a CSX freight train derailed an unknown number of cars resulting in a significant fire. About 40 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cars were in the consist and several were involved in fire. An evacuation of one-mile around the accident site has been implemented. No injuries have been reported at this time.

NTSB investigator Ted Turpin has been designated Investigator-in-Charge of a 7-member team. Information on the progress of the investigation will be released as it becomes available.

NTSB Media Contact:
Keith Holloway
(202) 314-6100
hollowk@ntsb.gov  

 

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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.