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DENT, MN. –  Canadian Pacific Railway cars carrying hazardous materials derailed on Friday, Feb 15, near Dent, Minnesota.


Canadian Pacific Railway reported that the derailment occurred at 6:47 a.m. Friday morning between Dent and Vergas, Minnesota.

All cars remained upright, but the tanker cars that derailed are marked with hazardous materials warnings.

Fergus Falls Journal reports:

According to CPR, the tanker cars were empty. If there was a leak, it should be minor. The hazardous material may have been petroleum, but was not confirmed by CPR.

Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department personnel check the area around County Hwy. 35 and and County Hwy. 32, and found no further issues.

CPR crews were still working Friday morning to get the train back on the tracks.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

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

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