CHARLES CITY, IA – Three railroad workers had to be rescued on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 after five rail cars of a Canadian Pacific train derailed just east of Charles City, IA. The city of Charles City is located in Floyd County, Iowa in the northern part of the state about 104 miles northwest of Cedar Rapids.
BRIDGEPORT, CT. — Two metro trains traveling in opposite directions on May 17, collided in Bridgeport, CT. The crash involved about 700 passengers, injuring dozens of people, including one person who remains hospitalized in critical condition.
CHICAGO, Ill. — The Chicago Tribune reported that the Brown and Red line trains are running again but with delays, after a car derailed on the Red Line near Armitage Avenue on Thursday, May 9, halting trains and sending at least one person to the hospital.
TROUP, TX — The Texas Department of Public Safety told the media that emergency crews responded to an accident involving a Union Pacific train and an SUV in Troup on Friday.... Read More
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. — A Norfolk Southern railroad worker was killed after he was trapped in a mudslide while checking track conditions on Old Fort Mountain a few miles outside of Black Mountain, North Carolina.
MONROE, N.C. — A CSX train crash involving 5 vehicles and a semi truck on Tuesday, April 30, shut down Old Charlotte Highway and Rocky River Road in Monroe N.C. for hours.
McRAE, Ark. — According to Union Pacific spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza, a train derailment that occurred in White County, Ark. on March 23, was caused by a broken rail.
CANTON, OH — A train derailment on Thursday, April 25, caused three rail cars to spill a load of plastic pellets at the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad Gambrinus Yard in canton, Ohio.
BRIDGEPORT, NE. — Railroad crews worked throughout the day on Monday, April 22, to clean up and repair a 15 car train derailment on the BNSF tracks that occurred Sunday from a southbound coal train. No injuries were reported at the time of the incident.
LANCASTER, PA. — A Norfolk Southern train derailed on Sunday, April 14, on the overpass that runs over the Harrisburg Pike in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
The accident occurred shortly after noon on Sunday. According to Lancaster City Police Sgt. Ray Corll, the train car that caused the derailment was carrying paper and derailed a short distance from RR Donnelley, a print company that also provides other services.
There were no injuries reported at the time of the accident and traffic was not affected.
The incident remains under investigation at this time.
Blog post by Gordon, Elias & Seely, a FELA lawyer and Pennsylvania railroad injury lawyer who publishes train accidents and FELA legal news from across the United States.