MANCHESTER, GA (WTVM) – New details are underway following a train derailment in Manchester, GA Tuesday morning.
The incident happened around 7:20 a.m. when a CSX freight train traveling from Waycross, Ga., to Birmingham, Ala., derailed six cars.
Five of the derailed cars were empty. The sixth car involved is a tank car containing fluorosilicic acid, a byproduct of the fertilizer industry that is commonly used to fluoridate public drinking water systems.
No injuries have been reported as a result of the derailment.
The CSX Spokesperson Rob Doolittle released the following statement:
The train comprised three locomotives and 120 cars total, including 98 empty railcars and 22 loaded cars containing a variety of freight, such as scrap metal, corn, cement, and wallboard.