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Cass County leads N.D. in derailments: County official says Casselton incident warrants ‘digging deeper’ into causes of train accidents

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CASSELTON – While they’ve never experienced a train disaster of the magnitude seen in Monday’s fiery crash near here, Cass County residents are no strangers to train derailments.

The county led North Dakota with 30 train derailments from January 2000 through October 2013, and nearly half of the county’s 37 overall train accidents were caused by track defects, according to Federal Railroad Administration data.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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