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May 17, 2022: Train’s Fuel Tank Punctured During Fall River Derailment

A Mass Coastal Railroad freight train hauling hazardous materials struck a fallen tree in Fall River, MA on Monday night. The impact caused the train to derail. The 1,800 gallon fuel tank was punctured during the derailment. Around 300 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the ground. The train’s crew was uninjured and the spill has been contained.
Fall River Police Department released the following statement: “It is important to note that the train’s cargo is intact. The environmental impact of the spilled diesel fuel is the primary concern at this point.”

Train’s fuel tank punctured during derailment caused by fallen tree in Fall River, Massachusetts

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