The National Transportation Safety Board launched a go-team to investigate an accident in Casselton, North Dakota where a BNSF grain train derailed and a train traveling in the opposite direction carrying crude oil struck the derailment and derailed. There was a significant post-crash fire.
Rail Safety Investigator Richard Hipskind will serve as the investigator-in-charge. Board Member Robert L. Sumwalt accompanied the team and served as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.
Public Affairs Officer Eric Weiss (on scene in North Dakota) is coordinating media-related activities. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or, in a press emergency, by mobile phone at 202-557-1350.
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Photo: Ken Pawluk / Associated Press / December 30, 2013 / latimes.com
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