US safety board opens probe into Norfolk Southern after derailments

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By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday announced a wide-ranging investigation into Norfolk Southern’s safety practices and culture after recent derailments and urged the railroad to take steps to improve safety. Norfolk Southern has been under fire after several derailments of its trains, particularly one on Feb. 3 in East Palestine, Ohio that caused cars carrying toxic vinyl chloride and other hazardous chemicals to spill and catch fire. “Given the number and significance of recent Norfolk Southern accidents, the NTSB also urg…

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