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Ore Cars Derail at Fairbanks

Updated: 02/25/2014 10:38 PM
Created: 02/25/2014 10:26 AM WDIO.com

Canadian National is working to clean up about four dozen ore cars that derailed near Fairbanks, Minn. on Monday evening.

About 50 loaded iron ore cars and two locomotives derailed around 6:30 p.m.  The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

A former union leader told Eyewitness News two crew members were taken to a hospital by private vehicle to be evaluated, but there were no major injuries.

The derailment site is about 30 miles north of Two Harbors, and the line was out of service as of midday Tuesday.

Contractors were at the scene on Tuesday afternoon, bringing trucks and equipment in, including new rails.

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