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Common type of rail car has dangerous design flaw

Common type of rail car has dangerous design flaw

September 12, 2012 | The Big Story | CHICAGO (AP) — For two decades, one of the most commonly used types of rail tanker has been allowed to haul hazardous liquids from coast to coast even though transportation officials were aware of a dangerous design flaw that almost guarantees the car will tear open in […]

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NTSB releases final report on Cherry Valley train derailment

NTSB releases final report on Cherry Valley train derailment

May 23, 2012 | WREX | CHERRY VALLEY (WREX) – The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final report on the 2009 trail derailment that killed one woman in Cherry Valley. A Canadian National Railway Company freight train derailed just after 8:30 p.m. on June 19, 2009 after hitting a section of track near […]

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$36M settlements reached in 2009 derailment that killed woman

$36M settlements reached in 2009 derailment that killed woman

October 18, 2011 | Chicago Tribune | The husband of a woman who died in a Rockford train derailment in 2009 was awarded $22.5 million to settle a lawsuit against three railroad companies, officials announced today. Jose Tellez, 40, was with his wife Zoila and their daughter on June 19, 2009 when a Canadian National […]

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EPA update: Rockford freight train derailment and Rock River fish kill

EPA update: Rockford freight train derailment and Rock River fish kill

June 26, 2009 | EPA | (Chicago, Ill. – June 26, 2009) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 said today that cleanup at the site of a Canadian National (CN) freight train derailment in Rockford, Ill., is well under way. The incident occurred on June 19, when 14 tanker cars containing a 95 percent ethanol/5 […]

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Rockford woman killed in train derailment

Rockford woman killed in train derailment

June 21, 2009 | Chicago Tribune | Several cars from a Canadian National Railway Co. train smoldered Saturday near Rockford as federal investigators continued to probe whether standing water from heavy rains was a factor in a Friday night derailment that left a 41-year-old woman dead and three others injured. Zoila Tellez of Rockford died […]

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Railroad Accident Report – Cherry Valley, IL

Railroad Accident Report – Cherry Valley, IL

June 19, 2009 | NTSB | About 8:36 p.m., central daylight time, on Friday, June 19, 2009, eastbound Canadian National Railway Company freight train U70691-18, traveling at 36 mph, derailed at a highway/rail grade crossing in Cherry Valley, Illinois. The train consisted of 2 locomotives and 114 cars, 19 of which derailed. All of the […]

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