Accident Investigations

HQ-2016-1142 (Finalized)

  • 27
  • Jun
  • 2016
ACCIDENT TYPE: Derailment (DRM)
LOCATION: Green River, WY
RAILROAD: Union Pacific (UP)
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Union Pacific
ABSTRACT: On June 27, 2016, at approximately 6:00 p.m., MDT, a westbound Union Pacific Railroad (UP) loaded Intermodal Train, KG1LAC-26, derailed 19 rail cars/platforms, of its 130-car/platform train. The accident/incident occurred approximately 8 miles west of Green River, Wyoming, at Milepost (MP) 824.81, on the Evanston Subdivision of the UP’s Salt Lake City area. Green River is located approximately 169 miles northeast of Salt Lake City, Utah, and approximately 274 miles west of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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