URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE IN SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA FOLLOWING A MAJOR TRAIN DERAILMENT IN A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD

The City of San Bernardino was struck by two disasters in the same neighborhood during the month of May 1989. These happened just 13 days apart. The first occurred on May 12 at 7:41 a.m. when a runaway Southern Pacific train traveling at over 100 miles per hour careened off a track causing six locomotives and 65 hopper cars to land on a row of residential houses at the bottom of a 25 foot embankment. Over 9,900 tons of powdered potash being carried in the cars spilled out onto the homes worsening an already disastrous situation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Fire Administration

    Office of Firefighter Health and Safety
    Emmitsburg, MD  United States  21727
  • Publication Date: 1992-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00800990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FA-125
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 2000 12:00AM