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Cleanup continues at W.Va. train derailment site

Feb. 12, 2013 @ 10:13 AM

GORE, W.Va. (AP) — Workers are continuing to clean up diesel fuel and coal that spilled during a train derailment in Harrison County.

Two locomotives and five freight cars derailed Saturday in Gore after a CSX train hit debris from a rock slide.

CSX spokesman Bob Sullivan tells The Exponent Telegram that 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel leaked.

No one was injured in the derailment. An employee of a contractor hired by CSX to clean up the site was injured Sunday when a crane struck him in the head.

Sullivan says CSX is working with the state Department of Environmental Protection on the cleanup.
He says the company is investigating the derailment.



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