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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Mother of student who died in fatal bus crash sues for $100 million

    Mother of student who died in fatal bus crash sues for $100 million
    The mother of a 17-year-old student who died when a FedEx freight truck slammed into a college-bound bus in Northern California, creating a fireball of wreckage, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the company's vehicles have a history of...
  • NTSB head: Oil tanker rail 'safety has been compromised'

    NTSB head: Oil tanker rail 'safety has been compromised'
    The recent spate of accidents in the U.S. and Canada involving trains carrying crude oil demonstrates that “far too often, safety has been compromised,” the head of the top U.S. transportation safety agency said today. The amount of crude...
  • Tank car fleet is inadequate for crude oil, rail industry says

    WASHINGTON None of the tank cars currently in service carrying Bakken crude oil is adequate for carrying that product, a rail industry representative testified Tuesday, but until new federal regulations are completed, the use of inadequate cars will...
  • Canada orders phase-out of older tank cars for shipping crude oil

    WASHINGTON In response to a deadly train derailment last summer, the Canadian government Wednesday ordered the country's railroads to phase out tens of thousands of older, puncture-prone tank cars from crude oil transportation within three years....
  • PG&E pleads not guilty to federal charges in deadly California blast

    PG&E pleads not guilty to federal charges in deadly California blast
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Pacific Gas and Electric Co pleaded not guilty on Monday to federal charges stemming from a natural gas pipeline explosion in California that killed eight people and injured 58 others in 2010, according to court filings. The...
  • Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

    Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern
    Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Near the farming town of Goodwell, federal...
  • Deadly bus crash: Bulk of investigation shifts to Los Angeles

    Deadly bus crash: Bulk of investigation shifts to Los Angeles
    The investigation into what caused a FedEx freight truck to cross a median and slam into a charter bus in Northern California, killing 10 people, is shifting to Los Angeles. On the itinerary for investigators: meeting with Silverado Stages, the...
  • Fatal bus crash: Fund set up to help families of victims

    Fatal bus crash: Fund set up to help families of victims
    A donation fund has been set up to help the families of victims of last week's deadly bus crash in Orland, Calif., that killed 10 people, including several Southern California high school students. The fund was set up to help families offset funeral...
  • No evidence found that FedEx truck was on fire before I-5 crash

    ORLAND, Calif. — Investigators found no physical evidence that a FedEx freight truck was on fire before it collided with a charter tour bus in Northern California last week, killing 10 people, authorities said Sunday. "Our fire expert reviewed the...
  • 911 calls convey panic, chaos after fatal bus crash

    911 calls convey panic, chaos after fatal bus crash
    Emergency 911 calls released Thursday by the CHP convey chaos and confusion in the moments after a FedEx truck collided head-on with a tour bus full of students, killing 10 people. In one of the calls, from a passenger who had just fled the burning bus,...
  • 911 calls describe chaos in aftermath of deadly bus crash

    911 calls describe chaos in aftermath of deadly bus crash
    Emergency 911 calls released Thursday by the CHP convey the chaos and confusion in the moments after a FedEx truck collided head-on with a tour bus full of students, killing 10 people and injuring dozens of others. In one of the calls, from a...
  • State fines BART $210,000 for lapses that led to rail worker deaths

    SAN FRANCISCO -- State workplace safety regulators cited the Bay Area Rapid Transit District on Thursday for three "willful serious safety violations" that resulted in two workers being struck and killed by a fast-moving train in Walnut Creek last...