CSX provides update on ethanol train derailment

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
CSX has implemented a train inspection portal, or TIP, which has an array of cameras to inspect cars from a 360-degree perspective
David C. Lester

CSX released an update on the ethanol train derailment in eastern Kentucky on Feb. 13 (last Thursday). At approximately 7:05 a.m. on 02.13.20, a southbound CSX train derailed in Draffin, KY. The train consisted of three locomotives, 96 loaded ethanol cars and two loaded sand cars. The safety of the surrounding community, first responders and our crew is our top priority. CSX has confirmed a total of five railcars derailed, including four ethanol tanks and one sand car.

CSX continues to work closely with emergency responders who determined an evacuation was not necessary. CSX is deploying environmental monitoring measures to minimize impacts. CSX crew members are safe and were transported to a local hospital for observation. CSX thanks the local first responders, emergency management officials, and Kentucky State Police for their continued assistance as we begin the recovery process.

A CSX news release.

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