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Mike Flanigon, chief investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board said at a news conference on Monday, Oct.22, that the final determination of the cause of Sunday’s crash in Niles, Michigan could take 6 months to a year.

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NILES, Mich. — On Sunday, Oct. 21, an Amtrak train traveling from Chicago to Pontiac, Michigan derailed about 2 miles east of Niles. Amtrak representatives said no life-threatening injuries were reported.

A rail from the train tracks is seen jutting out next to a passenger car in an Amtrak train derailment just northeast of Niles, MI on October 21, 2012.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A railroad worker who fell from a Jacksonville train trestle below the Acosta Bridge Tuesday, Feb.14, was identified as Peter Jerome Michnick a 42-year-old boom truck operator from Michigan, authorities said.

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LEONI TOWNSHIP, MI – An Amtrak train collided with a tractor trailer and then derailed in Leoni Township, MI sending 10 people to the hospital on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

Wreckage of an Amtrak train derailment in Leoni Township, MI where a westbound passenger train struck a tractor trailer that was stuck on the tracks. Photo credit: Rebecca Cook / Reuters

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VERNON TOWNSHIP, MI – A Canadian National Railway spokesman told reporters that 12 railcars came off the tracks, including four cars that toppled over last Thursday night, January 6, in Vernon Township, MI. Vernon Township is located in Shiawassee County southwest of Durand.

Clean up of hydrochloric acid that leaked from a tank car continued over the weekend and some of the families who were evacuated are now back in their homes. ... Read More

DETROIT, MI – A semi truck collided with a Norfolk Southern train in southwest Detroit, Michigan on May 14, 2010 at about 5:40 a.m. Four people were injured as a result of the incident. The train and semi truck accident occurred just west of Oakwood Heights in an industrial area of the city.

Twisted wreckage of train collision with semi truck in Detroit, Michigan that injured 4 people on Friday, May 14, 2010.

The crash occurred at the railway crossing on Mellon Street just east of Schaefer Highway. The site of the crash is about 7 miles southwest of downtown Detroit. ... Read More

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