ENID, OK – On Tuesday, April 5, 2011 a BNSF freight train derailed in Enid, OK, toppling rail cars and spilling their contents.
Enid is located in Garfield County, Oklahoma in the northern part of the state about 86 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.
The mishap occurred around 5:40 p.m. in the rail yard in Enid. A total of 5 cars derailed. Four of the rail cars tipped over, spilling their contents and the 5th rail car remained upright.
No injuries were reported and fortunately no railroad workers were injured as a result of the incident. Also, there were no hazardous materials involved and no one had to be evacuated.
Traffic was blocked on 10th Street for awhile while cleanup crews were brought in to right the derailed cars, cleanup the mess and make repairs.
The cause of the accident is not known at this time, but remains under investigation.
This is the second derailment in Enid, Oklahoma involving BNSF that we reported in this blog, the last one reported here occurring on May 26, 2010.
Published by FELA lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP