Sunday, January 08, 2012

CSX Statement - Northwest Indiana

Received the following via email.

January 06, 2012

CSX Statement - Northwest Indiana

Three CSX trains collided in Porter County in Northwest Indiana, about 2:15 p.m. (EST) Friday. Two employees on one train had non-life threatening injuries and have been taken to an area hospital. The trains carried a wide variety of freight including 3 rail cars of flammable products. Also in the incident are a number of empty hazardous materials cars.

The company's primary focus is public safety and working closely with responders to bring this situation under control.

We are working to determine the total number of derailed cars. No significant leaks or spills of hazardous materials appear to have occurred but inspections of all loaded and empty hazardous materials cars are under way.

We deeply appreciate the rapid and thorough response of the area's police, fire and other first responders.