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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Train strikes vehicle in Rosedale where explosion occurred last year

    Train strikes vehicle in Rosedale where explosion occurred last year
    A freight train struck a garbage truck Tuesday morning at the same street-level railroad crossing in Rosedale where a similar collision 15 months ago resulted in a fiery explosion. The incident could have been far worse, considering what happened last...
  • Worn, fractured rail caused Ellicott City train derailment, NTSB determines

    Worn, fractured rail caused Ellicott City train derailment, NTSB determines
    A worn and fractured rail along train tracks through Ellicott City caused the coal train derailment that killed two women in 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. In its final report on the accident, the NTSB said it found...
  • Deadly Ellicott City derailment linked to break in track

     Deadly Ellicott City derailment linked to break in track
    The August 2012 derailment of a coal train in the heart of historic Ellicott City likely began at a small break in the rail line several hundred feet from where two 19-year-old women were seated next to the tracks. The presence of the break, made public...
  • Parents of Ellicott City derailment victims speak out, say they blame CSX for deaths

    Parents of Ellicott City derailment victims speak out, say they blame CSX for deaths
    The parents of two young women killed in a 2012 coal train derailment in Ellicott City criticized CSX Transportation for the first time Tuesday — blaming the railroad for their daughters' deaths. "The families and our attorneys are determined to...
  • Parasailing under scrutiny as accidents proliferate

    Parasailing under scrutiny as accidents proliferate
    Perched on the edge of a cruising powerboat, a thrill-seeker in a tethered parachute soon is flying hundreds of feet in the air. Parasailing has grown in popularity in recent years, in places including Ocean City and Havre de Grace. But so has the...
  • Helicopter crashes on Hart-Miller Island in Essex

    Helicopter crashes on Hart-Miller Island in Essex
    Maryland State Police today released more details about Sunday's helicopter crash that left two people with minor injuries at Hart-Miller Island near Essex. The helicopter, a Brantley B-2B, experienced a mechanical problem Sunday afternoon, state...
  • Rosedale train explosion still being felt by local businesses one year later

    Rosedale train explosion still being felt by local businesses one year later
    When the derailed train cars full of hazardous chemicals exploded, a shock wave shot through an adjacent industrial park, shattering windows, cracking concrete and buckling metal paneling and roofs. A year later, the recovery continues. "We're a...
  • CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie

    CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie
    A CSX freight train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal partially derailed in Bowie early Thursday morning, according to CSX officials and the Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department. The incident marked the third major Mid-Atlantic incident for the...
  • Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings

    Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings
    Forced to evacuate his rowhouse on East 26th Street after the street collapsed in a pile of dirt, asphalt and parked automobiles on the adjacent train tracks, Jack Temple said he's living in "limbo." Temple and about 20 other Charles Village residents...
  • Trucker's unfamiliarity with Bay Bridge traffic contributed to crash

    Trucker's unfamiliarity with Bay Bridge traffic contributed to crash
    In the 60 seconds before his tractor-trailer smashed into two vehicles on the Bay Bridge last summer, propelling one into the water below, Gabor Lovasz accelerated from 8 mph to 51 mph. In its final report on the incident, the National Transportation...
  • Local drone business planning to fly

    Local drone business planning to fly
    At least one local business is planning to fly drones over Baltimore after a judge ruled that there is no law prohibiting the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft. Terry Kilby, who with his wife, Belinda, published a book last year of aerial...
  • NTSB finds ship speed during Curtis Bay maneuver caused 2012 coal pier collision

    NTSB finds ship speed during Curtis Bay maneuver caused 2012 coal pier collision
    The crash of a 477-foot tanker into a coal pier in Baltimore in 2012 — which cost millions of dollars in damages and injured a dockworker — was likely caused by the "high rate of speed" at which operators tried to maneuver the ship into Curtis...