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Train derails in Jesup

CSX employee’s injuries appear to be minor

POSTED: July 29, 2011 9:19 a.m.
Mike Riddle/

A CSX train derailed in Jesup on Thursday.

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A CSX train derailed Thursday in Jesup, injuring one railroad employee, according to Jesup Fire Department Chief Billy Brantley.

At around 8 a.m. Thursday, the Long County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call that a train had derailed in the county near the Wayne County line. Units from the sheriff’s office investigated the call, but they found no evidence of the incident and told the dispatcher it must have occurred in Wayne County.

Brantley said his department received a call at 8:19 a.m. that  an engine company from Station 8 located the derailed train approximately 1 mile north of Anderson Drive, near the intersection of Old Doctor Town and Doctor Town roads. 

Upon their arrival, firefighters found the lead locomotive/engine off the rails and on its side, according to the chief.

He said three other cars behind the engine had derailed off of the track but still were in the upright position.

Brantley said one CSX employee was injured in the incident and that he was treated and transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital by a county EMS unit. The chief said the employee’s injuries appeared to be minor.

“There was no blood or anything obvious that looked bad,” Brantley said. “It appeared his injuries were minor, but he was taken to the hospital to be safe.”

The chief said there were no hazardous materials released in the incident. He said that he did not know what caused the derailment, adding that it was under investigation to determine the cause.

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