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Painesville CSX Train Derailment

Painesville CSX Train Derailment Exposure Injury Lawsuits

Painesville CSX Train Derailment | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Exposure: Injury, Lawsuits | Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Butane, Chemical Exposure, Glycerin, Alcohol

Painesville CSX Train Derailment

On October 10, 2007, a CSX train derailed outside of Painesville in Northeast Ohio after striking a gas line, resulting in a massive explosion.   The train, which had been traveling to Buffalo, NY, was carrying some hazardous materials among its cargo, leading officials in the area to order evacuations of several nearby neighborhoods.

If you or a loved one have been affected by the Painesville CSX train derailment in any way please contact our lawsuit attorneys today by calling 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) or by filling out or case review form to the right.

CSX Train Derailment Caused Huge Explosion

Witnesses to the derailment reported hearing a loud explosion around noon, and some said they saw a flash of bright, white light.   Other reports said the explosion had tossed several train cars around “like toys”.  The resulting fire sent flames shooting 20 to 30 feet into the air.   News reports said that clouds of thick, black smoke could be seen from several miles away.  The train tracks were about three hundred yards from the road, making access to the derailment difficult for fire crews.

Derailed Train Had Dangerous Materials Aboard

A spokesperson for CSX said the train was a 112-car-mixed use freight train.  Some of the railroad cars were carrying glycerin, alcohol and butane.  Butane is an extremely volatile substance, and inhaling butane fumes can cause drowsiness, narcosis, asphyxia, and cardiac arrhythmia.  Multiple fire departments and hazardous materials management teams were called to the scene.  Environmental response teams from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency were also investigating the accident.  But because of the danger posed by the train’s cargo, crews waited until flames had died down to approach the scene.

Police SWAT teams went door to door in several neighborhoods, ordering residents to leave and businesses to close.  News reports said that at least a half mile area around the derailed train was evacuated.   Most of those being evacuated lived in Heisley Park, a new housing development in Painesville. Lathrop Elementary with 340 students was evacuated.  The children were all sent to another nearby school called Chestnut Elementary.  A business park near the site of the derailment was also evacuated. Several roads around the CSX train derailment were closed, including portions of Route 44 Northbound, State Route 84, Route 2 and Route 535.

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CSX Train Derailment Evacuees Wait to Return to Painesville, as Fire Crews Work to Extinguish Burning Wreckage

Oct 12, 2007 | Parker Waichman LLP
More than 500 families are still out of their homes following Wednesday’s CSX train derailment near Painesville, Ohio.  Several cars involved in the accident are still burning, and fire officials say the half-mile area around the site that was evacuated following the CSX train derailment will not be safe until all of the flames are extinguished.On Wednesday, a 112-car CSX freight train was traveling from Collingwood, Ohio to Buffalo, New York when it derailed outside of Painesville,...

CSX Train Derailment Fire Burns As Some Evacuees Return Home

Oct 11, 2007 | Parker Waichman LLP
At least a dozen cars involved in the CSX train derailment near Plainesville, Ohio were still burning this morning, as fire crews prepared to begin the dangerous work of dousing the flames.   No one was injured when the train ran off the track around noon yesterday, resulting in the evacuation of more than 1,000 people within a half mile of the accident scene.  The 112-car mixed freight train was traveling from Collingwood, Ohio to Buffalo, New York when it derailed outside of...

CSX Train Derailment Near Painesville, Ohio Causes Explosions and Evacuations

Oct 10, 2007 | Parker Waichman LLP
A 112-car freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed near Painesville in Northeast Ohio this afternoon.   The CSX train that derailed was traveling from Cleveland to Buffalo, NY when it hit a gas line, resulting in a massive explosion and fire.   A half mile area around the site of the train derailment is being evacuated, including one elementary school.  So far, no injuries have been reported.Early reports indicate that the CSX train that derailed was carrying...

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