July 6, 2020: Union Pacific Coal Train Derailed in Wisconsin

On Sunday afternoon, thirteen Union Pacific coal cars derailed in Oostburg, Wisconsin. The cause of the derailment is under investigation and no injuries were reported.
The Oostburg Fire Department arrived quickly to secure the scene. Oostburg Fire Department spokesperson, Nate Voskuil, said “A mess…There’s rail cars laying all over on the side…They’re going to be investigating. It’s going to be a couple-day affair for them.”
Local resident, Charleen Peterson,  said “We hear the trains all the time, and it sounded different. It was a different sound. I looked back out — the coal dust was coming up. It looked like smoke. I reached for my phone and I called 911….That was the good thing about it — no one was hurt. It’s just coal, and it can get cleaned up. It’s all good.”

‘Coal everywhere:’ Union Pacific train derailed in Oostburg; no reported injuries