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CSX Will Help Pay for Train Derailment Costs

July 26, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

CSX Transportation agreed to pay overtime costs for fire, police and some public work crews who responded to a freight train derailment last week that paralyzed Baltimore.

CSX spokesman Rob Gould stressed that the payment was "in no way an acknowledgment of fault" for the accident. CSX also is reviewing claims from 25 businesses in the area that may be compensated for losses, Gould said.

Mayor Martin O'Malley's office said that the city had initially estimated its costs for the disaster, including overtime, at $1.3 million. The amount CSX will pay has not been determined.

Federal investigators were examining a century-old cast-iron pipe to determine whether the derailment was caused by a burst water main.

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