UPDATE: No injuries in Escanaba train derailment, CN responds
Escanaba Public Safety says the derailment happened near 19th Avenue North on the west side of the city at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday.
ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Cleanup continues and the conductors are OK after a trail derailment in Escanaba Tuesday night.
Escanaba Public Safety says the derailment happened near 19th Avenue North on the west side of the city at 7:55 p.m.
Investigators say the derailment was not near any residential area and did not stop any vehicle traffic. The two crew members were able to get out of the train on their own. Both were treated, but their injuries were not life threatening.
Investigators say the cause of the derailment is under investigation, and cleanup is still ongoing.
TV6 reached out to CN Railroad, as they are the operators of the train that derailed. The company’s statement is below:
“CN crews are responding to an incident that happened Tuesday evening near Escanaba. A locomotive derailed on its side and 10 railcars derailed upright. There are no fires or leaks and there are no railcars carrying dangerous goods involved. While some fuel from the locomotive leaked from the engine, it was quickly contained and is currently being removed by a vacuum truck. Two crew members were also taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
“The cause of the incident is under investigation and CN thanks the first responders present at the scene. The company also apologizes to residents for the inconvenience caused by this incident.”
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