Train Derailment http://wfpl.org en Paducah & Louisville Railway Says Broken Rail Caused October Train Wreck http://wfpl.org/post/paducah-louisville-railway-says-broken-rail-caused-october-train-wreck <p>Paducah &amp; Louisville Railway has reported to a federal agency that a broken rail caused the October 2012 derailment in southwestern Jefferson County.</p><p>The findings will be used in a Federal Railroad Administration investigation into the derailment, which an agency spokesman says will be completed in the next few weeks.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:50:15 +0000 Joseph Lord 5782 at http://wfpl.org Paducah & Louisville Railway Says Broken Rail Caused October Train Wreck Seven Months Later, Cause of Train Derailment in Southwestern Jefferson County Still Undetermined http://wfpl.org/post/seven-months-later-cause-train-derailment-southwestern-jefferson-county-still-undetermined <p>Federal investigators have not yet determined the cause of the October 2012 train derailment in southwestern Jefferson County.</p><p>The Federal Railroad Administration has released an incident report into the derailment of the Paducah &amp; Louisville Railway train, which WFPL obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Investigators submitted no violations of federal regulations in the report.</span></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 10:31:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 5575 at http://wfpl.org Seven Months Later, Cause of Train Derailment in Southwestern Jefferson County Still Undetermined Workers Injured by Fire at Louisville Train Derailment Site File Suit http://wfpl.org/post/workers-injured-fire-louisville-train-derailment-site-file-suit <p>Two Illinois workers injured in a&nbsp;<a href="/post/shelter-place-evacuation-ordered-derailment-site-after-fire">fire during the October clean-up of a derailed Paducah &amp; Louisville Railway train in southwestern Louisville </a>have filed suit against the railroad and its contractors.</p><p>Leonardo Anthony Carrillo and Gregory Powers claim that P&amp;L, CSX&nbsp;and a contractor failed to properly monitor dangerous contaminants while the men—employed by clean-up contractor RJ Corman—worked at the site near West Point, Ky.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 5064 at http://wfpl.org Workers Injured by Fire at Louisville Train Derailment Site File Suit Paducah & Louisville Railway to Stop Taking Mileage Claims in January from Train Derailment http://wfpl.org/post/paducah-louisville-railway-stop-taking-mileage-claims-january-train-derailment <p>Jan. 19 is the last day to file a detour-mileage claim with the Paducah &amp; Louisville Railway stemming from the<a href="http://wfpl.org/term/train-derailment"> Oct. 29 train derailment in southwestern Jefferson County.</a></p><p>P&amp;L Railway has made 5,000 reimbursements to people affected by the train derailment for out-of-pocket expenses for matters such as mileage, childcare and relocation, P&amp;L said.&nbsp;The rail company has also reimbursed first-responders and schools for some costs.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:00:18 +0000 Joseph Lord 3161 at http://wfpl.org Paducah & Louisville Railway to Stop Taking Mileage Claims in January from Train Derailment Work to Resume Tuesday to Drain Chemicals at Derailment Site http://wfpl.org/post/work-resume-tuesday-drain-chemicals-derailment-site <p>Crews working at the site of a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/train-derailment-no-answers-yet-why-train-wreck-happened" target="_blank">train derailment in southwestern Jefferson County</a> plan to drain hazardous chemicals from the tankers on Tuesday.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:09:56 +0000 Erica Peterson 2465 at http://wfpl.org Work to Resume Tuesday to Drain Chemicals at Derailment Site Railroad paid $325K so far after derailment http://wfpl.org/post/railroad-paid-325k-so-far-after-derailment <p>The head of the Paducah &amp; Louisville Railway says the company has paid out at least $325,000 in reimbursements so far after a train derailed in southwest Louisville and caused a chemical fire.</p><p>CEO Tony Wreck told The Associated Press on Monday that the money has gone to help pay the expenses of people evacuated from their homes after the Oct. 29 crash.</p><p>Evacuations were lifted Sunday and homeowners were being allowed back into the town of West Point four days after a chemical fire started at the site.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:00:38 +0000 The Associated Press 2334 at http://wfpl.org Railroad paid $325K so far after derailment Train Derailment: Hydrogen Fluoride Cars Stabilized http://wfpl.org/post/train-derailment-hydrogen-fluoride-cars-stabilized <p><strong>Update 6 p.m.: </strong>The two train cars containing hydrogen fluoride have been stabilized, and the shelter-in-place for the surrounding area is no longer in effect. The evacuations that were in effect for those within 1.2 miles of the site has also been lifted, and there are no longer any restrictions on air and water traffic.</p><p>Dixie Highway will remain close until further notice.</p><p>MetroSafe spokeswoman Jody Duncan says there were no complications today when stabilizing the hydrogen fluoride cars.</p> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 14:11:32 +0000 Erica Peterson 2325 at http://wfpl.org Train Derailment: Hydrogen Fluoride Cars Stabilized So Far, No Sign of Widespread Air, Surface Water Contamination From Chemical Spill http://wfpl.org/post/so-far-no-sign-widespread-air-surface-water-contamination-chemical-spill <p>Regulators are still working to<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/morning-after-fire-still-burns-derailment-site" target="_blank"> extinguish a fire at the site of the train derailment and chemical spill </a>in southwest Jefferson County. But work has also begun to determine the environmental and health effects of the toxic chemicals that have already leaked.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:34:40 +0000 Erica Peterson 2291 at http://wfpl.org Five Things to Know About Hydrogen Fluoride http://wfpl.org/post/five-things-know-about-hydrogen-fluoride <p>Right now, workers on the scene of the train derailment in southwestern Jefferson County are <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/morning-after-fire-still-burns-derailment-site" target="_blank">worried about extinguishing the fire that’s been burning since yesterday, likely caused by residual butadiene. </a>But once that’s under control, they’ll turn their attention to two train cars full of a chemical called hydrogen fluoride. And as they’re working to stabilize and drain those cars, it’s likely there will be another shelter-in-place in effect for the surrounding areas. Why? Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:03:37 +0000 Erica Peterson 2280 at http://wfpl.org Five Things to Know About Hydrogen Fluoride Fire, Evacuation at Train Derailment Site Endure http://wfpl.org/post/fire-evacuation-train-derailment-site-endure <p><em>For updates on Friday regarding the train derailment in southwestern Jefferson County, go <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/100-plus-people-affected-train-derailment-get-compensation">here.</a></em></p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 11:37:55 +0000 Joseph Lord & Erica Peterson 2275 at http://wfpl.org Fire, Evacuation at Train Derailment Site Endure