Accident Investigations

HQ-2014-5 (Finalized)

  • 11
  • May
  • 2014
ACCIDENT TYPE: Derailment (DRM)
LOCATION: Pillager, MN
RAILROAD: BNSF Railway Company (BNSF)
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations
ABSTRACT: On May 11, 2014, at 11:05 p.m., CDT, BNSF Railway (BNSF) Train C-DKMSUD-0-44 derailed 45 loaded coal hopper cars in Pillager, Minnesota. The accident occurred as the train operated eastbound on the Brainerd Subdivision at Milepost 133.1. There were no injuries, no release of hazardous materials, and no evacuation as a result of this accident. The estimated monetary damage was $2,355,371 to equipment and $533,450 to track and signal.
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