First Wrongful Death Suit Filed In Wake Of Paulsboro Train Wreck

On Nov. 30, 2012, a train derailment in South Jersey made national headlines when 84 train cars derailed on a bridge and spilled toxic materials into the Mantua Creek below. Hundreds of businesses and residences in the Paulsboro, New Jersey, area had to be evacuated so that the mess could be cleaned up. Now, a […]

First Responders Say They Werent Equipped For Dangerous Chemicals

When a train car derailment resulted in a spill of dangerous chemicals into the air and waterways, first responders sought to protect surrounding individuals through evacuations and other safety measures. But those first responders, which included dozens of firefighters, now say they weren’t adequately equipped with the devices necessary to respond to the accident effectively. In […]

Lawsuit Filed In Philadelphia Over Paulsboro Train Wreck

A freight train derailment that spilled toxic materials into a water way and forced the evacuation of various businesses and residences in the Paulsboro, New Jersey, area has yielded its first personal injury lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed in Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court on behalf of 54 residents who claim that they suffered injuries resulting […]

Nj Train Accident May Be Related To Signal Malfunctions

On Friday, a train derailment in Paulsboro, New Jersey, created a hazardous chemical spill. Soon after, officials announced that the derailment may be connected to problems with the train signal at the point of the accident. According to the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, crew members have been reporting that the radio code […]

Two Hit By Septa Trains Within Same Hour Earlier This Month

Earlier this month, two pedestrians were struck by commuter trains in Suburban Philadelphia within an hour of one another in what a SEPTA official called a “tragic coincidence.” The accidents occurred on the afternoon of Sept. 12, and luckily, neither accident was fatal. The SEPTA spokeswoman said the first accident involved a 16-year-old boy who […]