Three dock workers and one Norfolk Southern conductor were injured Tuesday when a coal train ran off the tracks and hit a coal loading facility in Wharncliffe. The names of the men have not been released, but none of their injuries appeared to be serious.
The incident occurred at the Black Bear Prep Plant owned by Cobra Natural Resources.
No cause for the accident has been determined. If any of the equipment is found to be defective, one or both compaines could be liable. Norfolk Southern‘s accident rate is near its lowest rate this decade. But as a lawyer with a specilaty in railroad injuries I know that rail workers and the public need to be protected at all times.
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