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MCBEAN, GA – A Norfolk Southern train derailed on September 17, when a semi truck crashed into it in Burke County, GA. McBean is located in Richmond County, Georgia in the eastern part of the state. The accident site was in Burke County, GA near the Richmond County line about 17.6 miles southeast of Augusta.

Hazmat and emergency crews responding at the scene of a Norfolk Southern train derailment after a collision with a semi truck in McBean, GA on September 17, 2013. Photo credit: Michael Holahan / Augusta Chronicle

Hazmat and emergency crews responding at the scene of a Norfolk Southern train derailment after a collision with a semi in McBean, GA Sept. 17, 2013. Photo: Michael Holahan / Augusta Chronicle

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MACON, Ga. — Authorities report that an autopsy will be conducted on a Norfolk Southern railroad worker who died in a fall from a parked train in Macon, Georgia on Mon. Nov 12.

A view of the tracks in Macon, GA where a 56 year old Norfolk Southern railroad worker died after falling from a locomotive on November 12, 2012. An autopsy is planned to determine if his death was from the result of the fall.

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KENNESAW, GA – A CSX train slammed into a semi truck that was stuck at a rail crossing in Kennesaw, GA on Friday, December 9, 2011.

Trailer owned by Atlanta Foods International after getting T-boned by a CSX train at the Cherokee St. rail crossing in Kennesaw, GA on December 9, 2011. Photo credit: Kennesaw Police Dept

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LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga – A westbound Norfolk Southern train with three locomotives and 41 rail cars of mixed freight traveling through Georgia to Birmingham, struck and killed a 35-year-old Powder Springs man lying on the tracks.

The incident occurred on Friday, July 8, at around 5:30 a.m. on the Norfolk Southern rail line near the Harper Road crossing, between U.S. Highway 78 and Ben Hill Road in Lithia Springs. ... Read More

DOUGLASVILLE, GA – Eleven cars from a westbound Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in downtown Douglasville, GA early Tuesday morning, January 4, 2011.

Twisted mass of rail cars and shipping containers in a Norfolk Southern train derailment in Douglasville, GA on Jan 4, 2011.

Douglasville is in Douglas County, Georgia in the northwest-central part of the state about 22 miles west of Atlanta. ... Read More

CARTERSVILLE, GA – On November 5, 2010 a CSX train hauling grain derailed in Cartersville, GA very close to a residential neighborhood. About 20 rail cars jumped the tracks in the mishap spilling grain and damaging tracks and equipment.

CSX train hauling grain derails in Cartersville, GA on November 5, 2010 spilling grain near homes.

Cartersville is in Bartow County, Georgia in the northwestern part of the state about 42 miles northwest of Atlanta. ... Read More

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