Dangerous Cargo and Neglected Railways Are Putting Citizens in Harm’s Way. We Can Help Fight Back.
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A fiery derailment of a train carrying toxic chemicals along the Ohio-Pennsylvania border has put innocent civilians at risk.
Have you experienced illness or respiratory distress? You may be entitled to compensation for this unfortunate tragedy.
An escalation in train derailments has illuminated the public to what an Amtrak locomotive engineer has called “ineffective oversight and a largely self-monitoring industry that has cut the nation’s rail workforce to the bone in recent years as it puts record profits over safety.”
On February 3, 2023, about 50 cars, including 10 carrying hazardous materials, derailed in the Ohio village of East Palestine. No one was injured in the derailment that investigators said was caused by a broken axle.
Three days after the accident, authorities decided to release and burn vinyl chloride inside five tanker cars, sending hydrogen chloride and the toxic gas phosgene into the air, which can be deadly if inhaled.
If you live near the East Palestine area or if you or your loved ones have been affected by this unfortunate incident, please do not hesitate to contact Morgan & Morgan for a free, no-obligation case evaluation to learn how we can help.