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Statement from Sarah Feinberg, Acting Federal Railroad Administrator - North Dakota Derailment

Document Series
Press Releases
Press Release Number
FRA 2015-99
Contact Name
Kevin Thompson
Contact Phone Number
202-366-1299
Subject Accident Investigations
Keywords
Derailment, North Dakota

"A crude oil train has derailed near Heimdal, North Dakota this morning, resulting in a large fire involving several tank cars. The town of Heimdal is being evacuated. The FRA has deployed a ten person investigation team to the site and will be conducting a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident. Today’s incident is yet another reminder of why we issued a significant, comprehensive rule aimed at improving the safe transport of high hazard flammable liquids. The FRA will continue to look at all options available to us to improve safety and mitigate risks.”


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Last updated: Wednesday, May 6, 2015