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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Challenging the Rhetoric : ELMWOOD, LOUISIANA DERAILMENT STOKES FEARS ABOUT OIL TRAIN BLAST ZONE (VIDEO)
No injuries were reported in the incident near the Huey P. Long Bridge. The cars did not contain any hazardous materials, although such materials are transported on the route.
Michael Miller, who works at the New Orleans Hamburger Company, was inside the restaurant when the freight cars derailed. He said he heard a loud boom. At first, he and other staff in the restaurant kept everyone inside for safety, not knowing what had happened. When Miller received word that the freight cars has fallen, he feared his car parked in the lot was crushed. It wasn’t, but the incident has made him consider parking across the road in the Elmwood Mall’s lot in the future.
Emergency response at the site where freight cars that fell of an elevated trestle in Elmwood, Louisiana.
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