Casselton ND

Defective Axle Blamed for 2013 Fiery North Dakota Derailment

Defective Axle Blamed for 2013 Fiery North Dakota Derailment

February 7, 2017 | ABC News | A defective axle broke and caused a 2013 train derailment that led to a series of explosions just a quarter-mile outside a small North Dakota town, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. A BNSF train carrying soybeans derailed and was struck by one carrying oil, setting off […]

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NTSB still preparing report on 2013 oil train crash, explosion

NTSB still preparing report on 2013 oil train crash, explosion

Billings Gazette | December 30, 2016 | CASSELTON, N.D. — It’s been three years since a train derailment near here triggered an explosion that sent a massive fireball into the sky, highlighting the dangers of moving crude oil by rail. In that time, the National Transportation Safety Board has been investigating the Dec. 30, 2013, crash […]

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Second train worker sues BNSF over Casselton oil train explosion

Second train worker sues BNSF over Casselton oil train explosion

Novemeber 20, 2015 | InForum | FARGO – A train conductor in the massive oil tanker train derailment and explosion in Casselton about two years ago is suing BNSF Railway, claiming its negligent safety practices left him injured in the wreck. It’s the second lawsuit filed in Cass County District Court by a railroad worker […]

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BNSF lawyer asks for delay in lawsuit in 2013 Casselton train derailment

BNSF lawyer asks for delay in lawsuit in 2013 Casselton train derailment

August 24, 2015 | WDAY| FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A lawyer for BNSF says a civil lawsuit against the railway over a derailment near Casselton nearly two years ago should be put on hold until it can be determined whether a broken axel was the cause of the fiery crash. Bryan Thompson, of Fargo, was […]

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Feds show records on fiery ND oil train wreck

April 28, 2015 | Capital Journal | 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, 20 miles west of  Fargo, that created a massive fire and forced 1,400 people to evacuate for several days. […]

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Sued by engineer of train that exploded, BNSF says it may be shielded by federal law

Sued by engineer of train that exploded, BNSF says it may be shielded by federal law

April 12, 2015 | WDAZ | Fargo, ND (Forum News Service) – BNSF Railway, owner of an oil tanker train that derailed near Casselton and exploded in 2013, says that federal law may shield it from a civil lawsuit filed last month by the train’s engineer. [Read the entire article here.]

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Engineer Suing BNSF After 2013 Casselton Train Derailment

Engineer Suing BNSF After 2013 Casselton Train Derailment

April 2, 2015 | WDAZ | WDAY – The engineer of the oil tanker train that exploded in Casselton in December 2013 is suing his employer, BNSF. He says he suffered severe and permanent injuries in the crash between his oil tanker and a grain train. [Read the entire article here.]

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Trains plus crude oil equals trouble down the track

Trains plus crude oil equals trouble down the track

January 1, 2015 | McClatchy DC| TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Every day, strings of black tank cars filled with crude oil roll slowly across a long wooden railroad bridge over the Black Warrior River. The 116-year-old span is a landmark in this city of 95,000 people, home to the University of Alabama. Residents have proposed and […]

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Progress made, challenges remain one year after Casselton train derailment

Progress made, challenges remain one year after Casselton train derailment

December 29, 2014 | Grand Forks Herald | CASSELTON, N.D. – Tim McLean was fixing a truck on his farm when his pager beeped to summon him to duty as a volunteer firefighter. As McLean drove to the scene, the billowing black smoke visible from miles away told him he was about to confront the […]

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Boom: North America’s Explosive Oil-By-Rail Problem

December 9, 2014 | Weather Films| A train hauling two million gallons of crude oil from North Dakota had exploded in the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people. Now regulators had to assure Americans a similar disaster wouldn’t happen south of the border, where the U.S. oil boom is sending highly volatile crude oil […]

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