NTSB Determines Axle Failure Caused Casselton Derailment (Video)

NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart says investigators determined that a broken axle from the derailment was caused by a "manufacturing defect."

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board has released video taken from the locomotive of an oil train that collided with a derailed grain train near Casselton, ND in Dec. 2013.

The NTSB is holding a hearing today to announce the cause of the derailment and to recommend changes in how train components are inspected.

NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart says investigators determined that a broken axle from the derailment was caused by a “manufacturing defect.”

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