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NTSB points to broken rail as cause of fiery derailment in Raymond last March

Posted on AllSides October 17th, 2023
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A federal investigation has found that the fiery train derailment that prompted the evacuation of Raymond, Minn., last March was caused by a broken rail. The National Transportation Safety Board had issued a preliminary report weeks after the crash, pointing to a section of fractured rail as something that needed further analysis.On Monday, the agency released an “accident investigation closeout memo” that stated the March 30 derailment was caused by a “catastrophic in-service rail failure.”“Post-accident inspections and evidence obtained indicate that the track-train dynamics worsened a rail head surface condition...

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https://mprnews.org/story/2023/10/17/ntsb-points-to-broken-rail-as-cause-of-fiery-derailment-in-raymond-last-march

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