Respiratory Problems Prompt Train Stop Outside D.C.
JESSUP, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County fire officials say a CSX train carrying hazardous materials was stopped after leaving Washington when construction workers performing maintenance work on a rail bridge suffered respiratory problems.
Anne Arundel County fire spokesman Michael Cox says the train was stopped about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in a nonresidential area of Jessup and hazardous materials team responded to the scene, but there did not appear to be an active leak. Cox says the 98-car train included 14 with hazardous materials, of which four were full and the remaining 10 had residual amounts.
Cox says the three workers refused medical treatment.
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