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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state
    In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
  • Wal-Mart says Tracy Morgan wasn't wearing seat belt during June crash

    Tracy Morgan and others in his limousine were not wearing seat belts during a June highway accident that left a fellow comedian dead, Wal-Mart alleged Monday in its response to his lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed in July in U.S. District Court in New Jersey...
  • 4 killed in crash of bus carrying Texas women's college softball team

    Four members of the North Central Texas College women's softball team were killed Friday night when a tractor-trailer crossed a highway median in Oklahoma and struck a bus carrying the team back home, authorities said. The collision happened just...
  • 4 dead, dozen injured in college bus crash in Oklahoma

    4 dead, dozen injured in college bus crash in Oklahoma
    Four female college softball players were killed and a dozen others were injured when their bus was involved in a crash on an Oklahoma highway late on Friday. The crash occurred around 9 p.m. local time (8 p.m. EDT) when a semi truck crossed over a...
  • City wants tighter rules on crude oil trains

    City wants tighter rules on crude oil trains
    Warning that the frequent railroad trains loaded with crude oil passing through the Chicago area are a “serious risk to public safety,” the City Council is calling for tighter restrictions on the shipments than federal officials proposed in...
  • PUC proposes $1.4-billion PG&E fine for San Bruno explosion

    PUC proposes $1.4-billion PG&E fine for San Bruno explosion
    California's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., should pay $1.4 billion for a 2010 pipeline explosion that leveled a Bay Area neighborhood and killed eight people, state regulators proposed Tuesday. The penalty, which is not yet final, would...
  • Medical transport plane crashes in New Mexico, killing four

    Four people were killed Wednesday night when a Phoenix-bound medical transport plane went down in a fiery crash shortly after takeoff in southern New Mexico, police said. The twin-engine propeller plane was found burning near the Dona Ana County...
  • NTSB report finds little chemical contamination from Rosedale derailment

     NTSB report finds little chemical contamination from Rosedale derailment
    The only signs investigators found of the chemical-laden railroad hopper car that exploded after it derailed last year in Rosedale were twisted and deformed pieces of its aluminum shell that shot out like shrapnel, landing as far as 370 feet away. "Of...
  • Toyota: Precollision Systems 'Widely Available' by 2018 Model Year

     
    Toyota says it plans to introduce new collision mitigation technology in 2015 and hopes the technology will become widely available ??? but not necessarily standard ??? across the automaker's lineup by the 2018 model year. Company executives recently told...
  • 2 injured in small plane crash on Kendall-LaSalle County border

    2 injured in small plane crash on Kendall-LaSalle County border
    A student and instructor were injured when the small plane they were in crashed in a bean field on the border between LaSalle and Kendall counties, near Newark, knocking out power to 1,400 customers this afternoon. The extent of the victims' injuries...
  • Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged

    Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged
    Chicago area communities must act soon to demand the federal government tighten proposed regulations on railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and other hazardous materials, a coalition of suburbs says. Federal regulators especially need to close a...