Judge Approves Settlement In Norfolk Southern Crash
Posted on Jan 30, 2007
A South Carolina judge approved a settlement Monday that would pay thousands of dollars to people injured when a train derailed two years and released a toxic cloud over the town of Graniteville.
The preliminary settlement was reached by railroad owner Norfolk Southern and plaintiffs' attorneys. On January sixth, 2005, a Norfolk Southern train veered off the main track and onto a spur, rear-ending a parked train whose crew failed to switch the tracks back to the main rail. The wreck ruptured a car carrying chlorine and released a poisonous cloud, killing nine people and injuring 250 The judge approved another class-action lawsuit against Norfolk Southern in 2005 for property damages and minor injuries.
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