U.S. Senator calls for train derailment investigation

SANDUSKY U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, thinks a federal agency has gone off the tracks by refusin
Tom Jackson
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, thinks a federal agency has gone off the tracks by refusing to investigate last week's train derailment in west Sandusky.

The senator said Monday that he's urging the Federal Railroad Administration to investigate the train derailment rather than allow the Norfolk Southern Corp. to investigate itself and file a report.

"Federal investigators shouldn't wait for a tragedy to investigate recurring incidents like this one," Brown said. "If there is a systemic problem behind these derailments, we need to identify it."

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