CSX releases statement on train derailment

The statement was released Thursday morning

Freight train derails after hitting boulder in rural West Virginia

SUMMERS COUNTY, W.Va. – CSX released a new statement Thursday regarding the train derailment in Sandstone, West Virginia on Wednesday, and related recovery efforts.

Clean up continued through the night after the train derailment caused diesel to spill into the New River and left three workers with non-serious injuries.

Officials say a large boulder the size of a bus had fallen onto the tracks from a hillside, and was the cause of the derailment.

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CSX says as of Thursday, all 22 empty coal cars that derailed were removed, and the company is still working on removing four locomotives.

They say two of the three hospitalized crew members are still receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

You can read CSX’s full update as of Thursday morning below.

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