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DENVER, CO – A train derailed in a Denver, CO rail yard, striking a light tower and knocking it down. The mishap occurred in the Burlington Northern rail yard near 37th Ave. and Globeville on August 26, 2010 around 6:45 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Metal light tower can be seen draped over rail cars after derailment in Denver, CO rail yard

The city of Denver, Colorado is in Denver County in the central part of the state about 9 miles west of Aurora, 8 miles northeast of Lakewood and about 9 miles north of Englewood.

The incident happened on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway’s private rail yard located just east of Interstate 25 and south of Interstate 70.

Location of BNSF rail yard in Denver, CO where derailed train toppled over metal light tower.

When the light tower fell over, it struck an engine and some rail cars that were in the yard at the time. One railroad worker was injured in the incident. The person’s name and extent of their injuries were not immediately known. According to the Denver Fire Deptartment, the injured worker did not wish to be transported to a hospital.

The incident is under investigation and the cause of the mishap is not known at this time.

Published by FELA lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP

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