Sunday, May 19

Wisconsin practice derailment sends vehicles into Mississippi River

MADISON, Wis. — A freight practice derailed alongside the Mississippi River in southwestern Wisconsin Thursday, injuring one crew member, emergency officers mentioned.

The practice derailed in Crawford County alongside the Mississippi River at about 12:15 p.m., WKBT-TV reported. About 20 BNSF vehicles had been concerned, mentioned Crawford County Emergency Management Specialist Marc Myhre.

Two vehicles ended up within the river however washed ashore. Hazardous supplies believed to be batteries had been onboard, however they’ve been contained and don’t pose a menace to the general public, officers mentioned.

BNSF Railway spokesperson Lena Kent mentioned in a press release that two of the practice’s three locomotives and an unknown variety of vehicles carrying “freight of all kinds” derailed on the jap fringe of the river. All crew members had been accounted for, with one receiving a medical analysis, she mentioned.

The reason for the derailment is beneath investigation, Kent mentioned. She didn’t instantly reply to a follow-up e mail inquiring about whether or not batteries had been on board and whether or not the derailment has resulted in any environmental contamination.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Katie Grant didn’t instantly reply to an e mail asking if the derailment has resulted in any environmental contamination.

The derailment comes virtually three months after a Norfolk Southern practice derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. Officials there determined to launch and burn poisonous vinyl chloride from 5 tanker vehicles to stop a catastrophic explosion.

Hundreds of individuals needed to evacuate in Raymond, Minnesota, final month after a BNSF practice hauling ethanol and corn syrup derailed and caught and caught hearth.

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