NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB Launches Go-Team to Investigate Bridge Collapse, Freight Train Derailment and Hazardous Materials Release in New Jersey

November 30

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a go-team to investigate the bridge collapse and derailment of four Conrail freight tank cars into the Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, NJ, at about 7:05 am EST today.

NTSB railroad accident investigator Jim Southworth is leading a team of 17 as the Investigator-in-Charge.

NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.

Public Affairs Officer Terry Williams will also be in New Jersey to coordinate media related activities. He can be reached by mobile phone at 202-557-1350.

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



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.