CSX trains collide in Indiana

Wreckage from the crash
Three CSX trains collided in Porter County in Northwest Indiana, about 2:15 pm (EST) Friday 6 January. Two employees on one train had non-life threatening injuries and were taken to an area hospital.

The trains carried a wide variety of freight including three rail cars of flammable products. Also in the incident were a number of empty hazardous materials cars.

CSX maintained the company’s “primary focus is public safety and (worked) closely with responders to bring (the) situation under control.” No significant leaks or spills of hazardous materials appeared to have occurred but inspections of all loaded and empty hazardous materials were undertaken immediately.