Emergency Officials Responding to Two More Train Derailments – One in South Carolina, Another in Texas
On Monday, two additional railway derailments required the assistance of emergency personnel.
A train derailed near US 59 in Montgomery, Texas, due to a collision, leaving at least one person dead.
Deputies claim that a vehicle struck the railway, causing it to derail.
On Monday afternoon, a train derailed near Enoree, prompting the response of authorities.
Residents living close to the scene of a serious train wreck that occured on February 3rd in Ohio continue to be at risk.
On February 3 near East Palestine, Ohio, there were around 50 automobiles involved in a horrific wreck, 10 of which were transporting hazardous items. Five of those automobiles eventually discharged vinyl chloride into the air, which was then torched by employees in order to safely dispose of the poisonous, extremely combustible chemicals. This resulted in a black cloud of smoke.
Due to the noxious vapors, residents of areas close to the crash scene have been evacuated.
The rail operator is required by the lawsuit brought on Thursday by two Pennsylvanians to cover the costs of medical exams and other related care for anyone residing within a 30-mile (48-kilometer) radius of the derailment who were harmed by toxic substances released after the crash. Additionally, the complaint asks for unspecified damages.
Furthermore, Pete Buttigieg, the secretary of transportation, laments the over-representation of white males in the construction industry.