ALICEVILLE, AL – A train carrying tanker cars full of crude oil derailed on November 8 causing an explosion and fire in a wetlands area just outside Aliceville, AL. The city of Aliceville is located in Pickens County, Alabama in the western part of the state about 45 miles southwest of Tuscaloosa.
MIDVALE, UT – A TRAX commuter train crashed into an empty passenger car that was sitting on the tracks on November 6, derailing the train and injuring two passengers and a railroad employee in Midvale, Utah. Midvale is located in Salt Lake County, Utah in the north-central part of the state about 12 miles south of Salt Lake City.
MILLCREEK TOWNSHIP, PA – Four CSX rail cars full of construction debris derailed in Millcreek Township, PA on November 1, causing traffic delays at several intersections. Millcreek Township is located in Erie County, Pennsylvania in the northwestern corner of the state about 122 miles north of Pittsburgh.
BRADNER, OH – Three CSX railroad employees were injured at a rail crossing just south of Bradner, OH on October 28, when a motorist drove around construction barriers and hit a utility pole and then ran into the workers. Bradner is located in Wood County, Ohio in the northeastern part of the state about 30.4 miles southeast of Toledo.
SANFORD, FL – A railroad worker was killed on October 24, when a rail car filled with tons of gravel tipped over in a train derailment at a construction site for a new commuter rail station in Sanford, FL. Sanford is located in Seminole County, Florida in the eastern part of the state about 25 miles northeast of Orlando.
WALNUT CREEK, CA – Two railroad workers were killed in a BART train accident in Walnut Creek, CA on October 19, while doing track inspection. Walnut Creek is located in Contra Costa County, California in the central part of the state about 25 miles northeast of San Francisco.
JEWETT, TX – A Union Pacific train derailed on October 16, in Jewett, TX, blocking U.S. Highway 79 and shutting down traffic. the city of Jewett is located in Leon County, Texas in the eastern central part of the state about 68 miles southeast of Waco.
CHEAT BRIDGE, WV. – A truck driver was killed and 63 rail passengers and crew were injured on October 11, when a logging truck crashed into a sightseeing train in Cheat Bridge, WV. Cheat Bridge is an unincorporated community located in the Monongahela National Forest in southeastern Randolph County in the east-central part of the state.
HENDERSON COUNTY, KY – A semi truck driver was killed in Henderson County, KY on October 9, after a CSX train crashed into his big rig as the trucker was crossing the tracks. Henderson County is located in the northwest on the border with Evansville, Illinois.
WASHINGTON, DC – A welder, who was an employee of a company contracted by the WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority), was killed in a blast on October 6, while welding new rail sections in one of the tunnels near Union Station in D.C.