NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on Casselton, N.D., Rail Accident

January 13

The National Transportation Board today released its preliminary report in the December 30, 2013 derailment, collision, fire and explosion that occurred near Fargo, N.D. A BNSF train carrying crude oil struck a derailed BNSF train on a parallel track that was carrying grain.

The full report can be found here: www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/2014/Casselton_ND_Preliminary.pdf

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