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The NTSB's call for safety
The NTSB's call for safety

It's a miracle that nobody was killed May 28 of last year when a Mack truck hauling debris to a local recycling center pulled into the path of a moving CSX train in Rosedale shortly before 2 p.m. The resulting collision caused 15 cars in the 45-car train to derail, including three carrying hazardous waste. A post-crash explosion could be heard for miles and damaged property a half-mile away. The final conclusions of an investigation into the incident released this week by the National Transportation Safety Board makes clear who was at fault in the collision — the driver of the truck, John Alban Jr. of Alban Waste, LLC. He had failed to slow and stop at the crossing despite...

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