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Train hauling rocks goes off tracks near quarry in Birdsboro

Train hauling rocks goes off tracks near quarry in Birdsboro

BIRDSBORO, Pa. - A train hauling rocks derailed near a quarry in Birdsboro on Thursday.

The train had just left Birdsboro Materials on Haycreek Road with a load of "construction aggregate" when four or five of the train's cars went off the tracks and toppled over around 12:45 p.m., according to a spokesperson for The Haines and Kibblehouse Group.

No one was injured in the accident, which blocked the intersection of Haycreek and Cocalico roads to vehicular traffic, said Chief Ted Roth, Birdsboro Police Department.

The company said the mishap is still under investigation, however, it believes the derailment was caused by some sort of issue with the track.


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