UNITED STATES. Ohio: A second train got derailed in Ohio on Saturday in just over a month. Investigations by the Federal Railroad Administration are ongoing to comprehend what caused the derailment of the 28 cars. On Sunday, the National Transportation Safety Board said that it would also initiate investigations starting Monday.
The derailment took place around 5 p.m. local time close to Springfield, Ohio, approximately 80 miles northeast of Cincinnati, with no reports of hazardous materials being leaked out.
Karig Barner, the general manager for Norfolk Southern, said on Sunday that the incident caused 28 cars to derail, with the company had previously mentioned that 20 cars were derailed. He also mentioned that two crew members were injured.
50 residents did not have power on Sunday evening following the incident as the incident destroyed power lines
The train of 212 cars was traveling from Bellevue, Ohio, to Birmingham, Alabama. This train operated by Norfolk Southern faced a lot of backlash in light of the gruesome train derailment that happened in February this year in East Palestine, Ohio.
Concerns were raised about the quality of the air and water after toxic materials that were thought to be a risk of exploding were set on fire in a controlled way. Norfolk Southern is now under heavy scrutiny for rail safety after this incident. A Republican Congressman from Ohio, Mike Turner, claimed, “This truly is outrageous. Luckily, it seems we may have missed a bullet in this one.”
A Democrat from Ohio, Senator Sherrod Brown highlights that the train that derailed on Saturday had 50 cars more than the train that derailed in East Palestine. He stated that, “The railroad’s got a lot of questions they’ve got to answer, and they really haven’t really done it very well yet.”
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