- A federal lawsuit has been filed against CSX Transportation, alleging negligence in a train derailment and chemical fire in Livingston, Kentucky.
- CSX’s investigation revealed that the derailment resulted from a wheel bearing failure on a train car.
- Morgan & Morgan filed the lawsuit on behalf of affected residents, claiming the incident could have been prevented.
A lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court alleges negligence by CSX Transportation caused a train derailment and ensuing chemical fire that forced residents of a small Kentucky town out of their homes for more than a day, including most of Thanksgiving.
The train derailed on Nov. 22 around 2:30 p.m. that Wednesday near the remote town of Livingston. Residents were advised to evacuate just a day before the Thanksgiving holiday and were only cleared to return to their homes that Thursday after the fire was put out.