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SOUTH ST. LOUIS, MO — The media reported that 12 train cars derailed on Thursday night, Dec 20, in South St. Louis Missouri. Reports said that the cars were hauling taconite, which are iron ore pellets used in a variety of metals. The cargo was reportedly non hazardous and none of it was spilled.

Twelve rail cars derailed in St. Louis, MO on December 20, 2012. The cars were reported to have been carrying taconite, considered to be a low grade iron ore.

The accident occurred around 9:20 p.m Thursday night stretching for more than a mile north of Interstate 44 and south of Manchester Road in the area of the 6200 block of Famous Avenue.

Map showing location of a train derailment near Knox Ave and Amanda Street in St. Louis, MO on December 20, 2012.

Emergency workers were on the scene Thursday night and work continued Friday morning in efforts to get the train back on track.

No injuries were reported at the time of the incident.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.

Posted by Gordon, Elias & Seely, a FELA lawyer and Missouri railroad injury lawyer who publishes train accidents and FELA legal news from across the United States.

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