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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Train Collision with Derailment​​

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Train Collision with Derailment​​

Figure. Illustration of the accident scene. The preliminary review revealed that the operat​​​or of the striking train placed the master controller in a full-power position prior to the accident. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators conducted sight-distance observations to the west. ​​​The preliminary [...]

​​​Kinder Morgan, Inc. Natural Gas-Fueled Explosion and Fire

​​​Kinder Morgan, Inc. Natural Gas-Fueled Explosion and Fire

Figure. Aerial image of accident scene following the explosion. (Courtesy of the Pinal County Fire Investigation Task Force) On August 15, 2021, about 5:29 a.m. local time, pipeline (line) 2000, a 30-inch diameter natural gas transmission pipeline owned and operated by Kinder Morgan, Inc. (Kinder Morgan) ruptured in a rural area in Coolidge, [...]