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NTSB says Deadly Metro-North Train Wreck Cost $3.7M in Damages

NTSB says Deadly Metro-North Train Wreck Cost $3.7M in Damages

Six people died on Feb. 3 in the Metro North train collision in Valhalla, N.Y. The preliminary report was released on February 23. Five train passengers and the SUV driver died at the Commerce Street railroad crossing in Valhalla, N.Y. The report indicates that engineer Steven Smalls activated the emergency brakes 300 feet from the SUV, too [...]

Recall: NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation

Recall: NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation

NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 14V133 Manufacturer : Autocar Industries, LLC Make / Model Years : AUTOCAR / 2012-2014 Subject : Seat Belt Mounting Bolt Torque/FMVSS 209 NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 14V146 Manufacturer : Keystone RV Company Make / Model Years : KEYSTONE / 2014 Subject : Frame Spring [...]

Marine Accident Brief Safari Spirit

Marine Accident Brief Safari Spirit

The Marine Brief on the Safari Spirit passenger vessel released. A fire broke out on the aft deck on board the passenger vessel Safari Spirit while the vessel was docked at Pier 9 of Fisherman’s Terminal in the Ballard area of Seattle, Washington, on April 27, 2012, about 0100 local time. The vessel was off charter but soon to start its [...]

Federal Railroad Administration Issues Emergency Order to Prevent Unintended Hazardous Materials Train Movement

Federal Railroad Administration Issues Emergency Order to Prevent Unintended Hazardous Materials Train Movement

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued an Emergency Order and Safety Advisory to help prevent trains operating on mainline tracks or sidings from moving unintentionally. The FRA’s announcement was made in response to the July 6, 2013 derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada, [...]

Italian Maritime Authorities’ Official Costa Concordia Grounding Report

Italian Maritime Authorities’  Official Costa Concordia Grounding Report

Official Costa Concordia Investigation

Brisbane Crash Investigated

Brisbane Crash Investigated

The report of the Brisbane train crash on January 31, 2013, the preliminary investigation found that the tracks were contaminated, preventing the disc brakes from stopping the train. Oil, rust, or other contaminant prevented the brakes from being able to grip the tracks. The investigation will continue to focus on the brakes. The final [...]

Bus Crash Kills 53 in Zambia

Bus Crash Kills 53 in Zambia

From fifty one to fifty-three people died in a Zambia Postal Service bus, which also runs passenger transport services in Zambia. The accident occurred on the main road north of Lusaka. There were fifteen survivors reported out of the seventy-three or four passengers aboard. Passengers were traveling from the Copperbelt mining province to [...]

PRELIMINARY REPORT ON WEST VIRGINIA PIPELINE RUPTURE

PRELIMINARY REPORT ON WEST VIRGINIA PIPELINE RUPTURE

January 16, 2013 WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board today released a preliminary report on the Dec. 11, 2012, rupture of a natural gas transmission line in Sissonville, W.Va. Additional reports, analysis and a finding of probable cause will come later in the investigation. The preliminary report contains the following facts [...]

New York Tour bus Crash Trial Over

New York Tour bus Crash Trial Over

Williams who was found not guilty of manslaughter and negligent homicide and got by with one count of aggravated unlicensed driving, worked for World Wide Tours of Greater New York. Williams waited for the trial in Rykers, with reports that his family could not afford bail. Due to safety violations, World Wide Tours of Greater New York was shut [...]

NTSB REPORT on Iowa Train Crash Caused by misaligned switch

NTSB REPORT on Iowa Train Crash Caused by misaligned switch

According to the NTSB, a misaligned switch leading into a rail yard caused a freight train to slam into some empty train cars in Bettendorf. On July 14, 2009, when a Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern freight train went into the rail yard instead of staying on the main track, and hit 19 parked Burlington Northern Santa Fe cars. The report found [...]

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