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Two Workers Injured in Train Derailment Out of Hospital

Updated: 12/13/2013 11:44 AM
Created: 12/13/2013 11:12 AM WDIO.com
By: Maarja Anderson

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Two Canadian National crew members are out of the hospital after being injured when a train derailed in the Two Harbors train yard.

CN spokesperson Patrick Waldron said he doesn't have information regarding their injuries beyond their release.

Last Thursday 93 cars derailed in the train yard. Waldron says 76 of 107 train cars piled up in the yard. In addition, Waldon says another 17 cars loaded with pellets parked on an adjacent track were hit and derailed.

Waldron told Eyewitness News the cars were headed to the Two Harbors ore docks when the derailment occurred. He said Friday the cause was not yet known.

There were four workers on the the train when it derailed. Two were injured and taken from the scene by ambulance.

Crews were on scene Friday to remove the wreckage from the tracks. The tracks were repaired and rail operations resumed Saturday morning.

Waldron said the cause of the derailment is still unknown. CN and the Federal Railway Administration are investigating

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