Train car left trail of evidence during nine-mile skid following derailment
Posted on February 28, 2018
By: Wes Wade, The Daily Times
A train car left a trail of evidence when it derailed in the Louisville area and was dragged some nine miles before the crew noticed something was amiss, evidence including a number of parts thrown off the track before and after the tank ruptured into a toxic chemical fire in west Blount County.
That was testimony heard in Knoxville’s U.S. District Court Tuesday during a civil trial against Union Tank Car Co. (UTC) over the July 2015 train derailment which led to the evacuation of an estimated 5,000 people from a two-mile radius around Mt. Tabor and Old Mt. Tabor roads…