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Amtrak Chef Sues For Injuries Received In Train, Tractor Trailer Crash

An Amtrak chef has filed a personal-injury lawsuit against a Louisiana trucking firm, Amtrak, and other entities seeking compensation for injuries he claims to have received in a July 14, 2014, crash between the train he was working on and a tractor trailer. According to the Louisiana Record, Dale LaFrance filed the lawsuit over the summer in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, alleging N.H. Hayden Trucking LLC of Roseland, La.; the National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak); the Illinois Central Railroad Co.; and Diamond B Construction Co. are to blame for the circumstances that caused the crash ... Read More

Two Weekend Fuel Train Derailments Spill Oil, Chemicals In Wisconsin

Cleanup crews in Wisconsin continued to remove crude oil and chemicals Tuesday after two separate fuel train derailments over the weekend dumped thousands of gallons of fuel into the environment. On Sunday afternoon, 13 tanker cars of a Canadian Pacific Railway train laden with crude oil jumped the tracks in Watertown, Wis., a community about 50 miles west of Milwaukee. The wreck ripped open one of the tankers, causing it to spill about 1,000 gallons of crude oil and forcing the evacuation of a neighborhood. The displaced residents, from about 35 homes, have been barred from returning to their homes until the cleanup ... Read More