Crew tried to prevent toxic East Palestine train derailment: NTSB

Posted on AllSides February 23rd, 2023
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Crew members tried in vain to prevent the train carrying hazardous materials through East Palestine, Ohio from derailing, a government report released Thursday said.

The train, which was traveling three miles below its maximum authorized speed, passed by a hot bearing detector in Palestine, Ohio on Feb. 3 that registered a temperature 253 degrees above normal.

The sensor “transmitted a critical audible alarm message instructing the crew to slow and stop the train to inspect a hot axle,” which the crew immediately listened to, according to the report by the National Transportation Safety Board...

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