Union Pacific is continuing its clean-up efforts following the derailment in Collidge, AZ. Around 20 cars derailed on Monday afternoon. One of the derailed cars was hauling cyclohexanone, a solvent used for metal degreasing and spot removal. Exposure to cyclohexanone can cause irritations, headache, and lead to a coma. It can also cause liver and kidney damage in animals.
An unknown amount of the solvent spilled onto the ground during the accident. No injuries were reported and no evacuations were ordered. Local residents are asked to avoid the area while the clean-up and repairs are taking place.
Freight train derails in Arizona; crews contain solvent leak