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Railroad Grade Crossing Accident and Explosion

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  • Accident No: HWY13MH013
  • Accident Type: Office of Railroad
  • Location: Rosedale, MD
  • Date: 5/28/2013

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a railroad grade crossing accident and explosion near Baltimore, Md., that occurred at approximately 2:00 PM (EDT) on May 29, 2013.
NTSB highway safety Investigator Peter Kotowski is the investigator-in-charge and NTSB Board Member Robert L. Sumwalt accompanied the team and served as the principal spokesperson during the on-scene phase of the investigation.


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Safety Recommendation Letters

  • H-14-026-029 - To the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • R-14-048-049 - To the Federal Railroad Administration
  • R-14-50 - To the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • R-14-51 - To the state of Maryland
  • R-14-052 - To the Association of American Railroads and the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
  • R-14-053 - To the National Fire Protection Association
  • R-14-054-055 - To CSX Transportation Company:

Contact: NTSB Media Relations
Eric Weiss
(202) 314-6100