Fire Erupts at Site of Chemical Train Derailment

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Officials say three workers cleaning up at the site of Monday's train derailment in southwest Louisville have been injured after a fire erupted while contractors worked to remove debris.

Doug Hamilton, director of the Louisville Emergency Management Agency, told The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/RsRar5 ) on Wednesday one of the workers was severely injured.

Hamilton says the three were transported to the hospital.

Workers on Wednesday had been planning to move two rail cars containing potentially deadly hydrogen fluoride that were part of a derailment Monday.

A Paducah & Louisville Railway train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed just after 6 a.m. EDT Monday near Dixie Highway. A leak of a potentially explosive material was contained after the derailment, but crews have been working to put the railroad cars back on the track or remove them and the highway remained closed.


WBKO.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 176629101 - wbko.com/a?a=176629101
Gray Television, Inc.