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NTSB INVESTIGATES TANK-CAR BREACH, HAZARDOUS MATERIAL RELEASE
The National Transportation Safety Board launched a team last Wednesday to investigate the breach of a rail tank-car and subsequent release of 17,000 gallons of chlorine Saturday at a facility in New Martinsville, West Virginia.Initial information received by the NTSB about the accident...
NTSB to Meet on Amtrak 188 Derailment Accident
The National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the May 2015 fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia during a board meeting scheduled for May 17, 2016. The National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the May 2015 fatal Amtrak derailment...
NTSB Unveils 2016 Most Wanted List, Stresses Technology
WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board unveiled its 2016 Most Wanted List of transportation safety improvements Wednesday, calling it a “road map from lessons learned to lives saved.” The list focuses on 10 broad...
NTSB to Hold Back-to-School Event Highlighting Safe Transport of Children
The National Transportation Safety Board — in coordination with Loudoun County Public Schools, Safe Kids Fairfax County, Youth of Virginia Speak Out, Virginia Safe Routes to School, and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office — will hold a free public event highlighting transportation safety for...
NTSB Training Center Offers Classes for June through September
The National Transportation Safety Board is offering several courses from June to September at its Training Center in Ashburn, Va.Survival Factors in Aviation Accidents (AS302)June 2-5This intensive, hands-on, three-day course will cover a wide range of aircraft occupant survivability issues,...
NTSB Chairman to Hold Press Availability on Rail Tank Car Issues at Texas Rail Facility
National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher A. Hart will hold a press availability following a tour of the Greenbrier Railcar Services Facility in Hockley, Texas, next Thursday. He will speak about the urgent recommendations the Board has issued to make rail cars carrying flammable...
NTSB To Hold Forum on the Dangers of Railroad Trespassing
WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public forum March 24-25 on the dangers of trespassing on the railroad right-of-way.While railroad tracks have long held a cultural resonance with Americans, featured in motion pictures, TV shows, music videos and photography, they...
Oil tankers in fiery West Virginia crash were built with new safety features
Michael Henninger/Post-GazetteFrom the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.The CSX Corp train that derailed, ignited and spilled into the Kanawha River in Mount Carbon, W. Va., can be seen from across the river on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.The railroad cars involved in the fiery derailment in West Virginia on...
NTSB: Better oversight needed to prevent natural gas pipeline accidents
from: http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/7652285-74/gas-report-pipeline#axzz3Q7Fa0gHDNTSB: Better oversight needed to prevent natural gas pipeline accidentsAPIn this image Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, provided by the West Virginia State Police, shows a fireball erupting across Interstate 77 from a...
NTSB Sends Investigative Team to Texas Accident Involving a Prison Bus and Train
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to investigate today’s accident near Odessa, Texas, involving a prison bus and a moving train.Senior Investigator Pete Kotowski is leading the team as investigator-in-charge. Public Affairs Officer Peter Knudson will also be on-scene to...

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