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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show

     Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show
    As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show. Although mile-long trains hauling...
  • U.S. seeks new rules on rail transport of crude oil

    U.S. seeks new rules on rail transport of crude oil
    Five years after a fiery derailment near Rockford left one woman dead and barely one year after another rail crash in Quebec killed 47, the U.S. Department of Transportation acted Wednesday to curtail use of the type of railroad tank car blamed in those...
  • Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart Over Car Crash

    Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over the car accident that left him with a broken leg, ribs and nose, and another dead. The lawsuit -- filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey -- alleges negligence on Walmart's part for allowing employee Kevin...
  • Tracy Morgan Released From Rehabilitation Center

    Tracy Morgan has been released from rehab and will continue his recovery efforts at home following a June 7 car crash that left him injured and a fellow comedian killed. The news comes on the heels of a lawsuit that Morgan has filed against Walmart....
  • Tracy Morgan released from care, files lawsuit against Walmart

    Actor Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation center and will continue his recovery at home, a representative for the comedian said Saturday.  The news came after Morgan filed a lawsuit against Walmart Stores Inc. over the New Jersey...
  • PG&E, our indifferent regulators, and the 8 dead of San Bruno

    PG&E, our indifferent regulators, and the 8 dead of San Bruno
    If you're curious about how Pacific Gas & Electric managed to flout gas line safety rules for years, and why there's reason to doubt that the California Public Utilities Commission will hold the company fully responsible for the explosion that destroyed a...
  • Parking lot plane crash: San Diego witnesses describe close call

    Parking lot plane crash: San Diego witnesses describe close call
    Witnesses on the ground described close calls and their shock when a small airplane crashed and burst into flames Wednesday in the parking lot of a Costco in San Diego. “It was pretty nuts. I was just minding my own business and then a plane falls...
  • To fight trucker fatigue, focus on economics, not electronics

    To fight trucker fatigue, focus on economics, not electronics
    Last month, after a tractor-trailer collided with a vehicle carrying actor Tracy Morgan and others, national attention focused — briefly — on the serious issue of fatigued truck drivers. The truck's driver, Kevin Roper, was charged with...
  • PG&E hit with new federal charges in San Bruno explosion

    SAN BRUNO, Calif. A federal grand jury on Tuesday issued a new criminal indictment against PG&E in connection with its alleged role in a fatal natural gas explosion in San Bruno in 2010, leaving the utility to face dozens of charges, including a claim...
  • 9-year-old girl dies after being hit by a plane on a Florida beach

    A 9-year-old girl who was hit by a small plane when it crashed on a Florida beach Sunday has died from her injuries, officials said. A spokesman for the medical examiner in Largo, Fla., confirmed that Oceana Irizzary died at a hospital in St....
  • Focus shifts to trainload of bodies from plane crash site in Ukraine

    Focus shifts to trainload of bodies from plane crash site in Ukraine
    The battle for control at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 entered a new chapter Sunday focused on the fate of victims' bodies, and U.S. and British leaders pointed fingers at Russia for nurturing the separatists suspected of bringing down...
  • Cracked rail caused 2012 Md. coal train derailment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail on a section of track being monitored by a railroad because of previous problems, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday....