Accident Investigations

HQ-2015-1024 (Finalized)

  • 05
  • Mar
  • 2015
ACCIDENT TYPE: Derailment (DRM)
LOCATION: Galena, IL
RAILROAD: BNSF Railway Company
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations, Hazardous Materials
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Hazardous Materials, Bakken Crude Oil
ABSTRACT: On March 5, 2015, at 1:15 p.m., CST, eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Train Number U-ELUCXP0-25T, derailed 21 tank cars containing hazardous materials (Bakken Crude Oil) near Galena, IL, at Milepost 171.6 on the BNSF Aurora Subdivision.
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