NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB Launches to Train Derailment in Ohio

July 11, 2012

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board is sending 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.

Public Affairs Officer Peter Knudson is also accompanying the team and can be reached at: (202) 557-1350.

The team is expected to arrive on scene this afternoon and a press briefing will be scheduled for later today.

NTSB Media Contact:
Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
(202) 314-6100
Keith Holloway



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.