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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Va. senators, feds announce new measures against oil-by-rail disasters

    Va. senators, feds announce new measures against oil-by-rail disasters
    One year after a train carrying crude oil derailed in Lynchburg en route to a Yorktown terminal, Virginia senators and the Obama administration announced separate measures intended to protect communities from oil-by-rail accidents. On Thursday, Sens....
  • Oil tanker safety of interest to Naperville residents

    Oil tanker safety of interest to Naperville residents
    In June of 2009, seventeen tank cars of the Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad left the rails near Cherry Valley, Ill., dumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of ethanol into a Rock River tributary, causing one of the largest fish kills in Illinois...
  • NTSB report: Blue Line crash shows CTA should update, add safety systems

    A decades-old CTA safety system that can trigger a train's brakes in an emergency should be replaced by smart technology that detects potential danger much earlier, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday as part of its report into the...
  • Nurse dies in fall from hoist on Texas medical helicopter

    Nurse dies in fall from hoist on Texas medical helicopter
    A nurse died after falling from a hoist on a medical helicopter while rescuing a woman from a hiking trail in Austin, emergency personnel said Tuesday. Kristin McLain, 46, became detached from the hoist Monday night as the rescued hiker was lifted to the...
  • The urgent need to bolster tank car safety standards

    In 2013, 47 people were killed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, when a runaway oil train derailed and exploded. In 2014, a train carrying crude oil derailed in Lynchburg, Va., sending three flaming tank cars into the James River and forcing evacuations of...
  • NTSB: Train worker likely to survive if he hadn't jumped

    Officials say a crew member who was aboard a freight train that struck a parked train in New Mexico probably would have survived if he had not jumped from the train right before impact. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said Wednesday...
  • 2nd mosquito-fighting helicopter grounded in Cape May

    Mosquitoes have gained another edge in Cape May County. The county's second mosquito control helicopter was grounded this week after its pilot found a potential rotor defect. Mosquito Control Director Peter Bosak tells the Press of Atlantic City (http:/...
  • Federal authorities to investigate death of rescuer who fell from medical helicopter

    AUSTIN, Texas The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the death of a rescuer who was killed Monday night after falling from a medical helicopter during a rescue in Texas. FAA personnel will be...
  • Chicago transit agency blamed for airport train derailment

    Chicago's transit agency shares in the blame for an accident last year in which a driver fell asleep and crashed a commuter train into a platform and up an escalator at O'Hare airport, federal investigators concluded Tuesday. And they warned that, without...
  • NTSB to determine cause of CTA train accident at O'Hare

    The National Transportation Safety Board was meeting Tuesday to determine what caused a Chicago Transit Authority train to jump the tracks and scale an escalator at O'Hare International Airport last year. The dramatic derailment happened just before 3...
  • Investigators release records of fiery Casselton derailment

    Federal investigators have released hundreds of pages of records that offer new insight into the moments just before and after a 2013 oil train derailment near Casselton, North Dakota, that created a massive fire and forced 1,400 people to evacuate for...