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August 22, 2000 | Associated Press
Nine cars of Amtrak's Silver Meteor passenger train derailed Monday in downtown Lake City on tracks that had just been damaged by a street sweeper. Forty people were taken to hospitals. Their injuries were "little bumps and bruises" and none was serious, said Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Jo Nell. The train, headed from New York to Jacksonville, Fla., derailed around 7:30 a.m. near the Police Department, about two blocks north of the main business district.
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April 8, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A 10-year-old boy who used a tourniquet to save himself when his leg was severed by a train had surgery to help prepare him for a prosthetic limb. Doctors removed some of what remained of Alex Compton's severed leg so the prosthetic limb could be attached, Greenville Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Robyn Zimmerman said. He is listed in fair condition. Alex was trying to cross railroad tracks near his home Monday when his foot got stuck and he was hit by the train.
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August 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A switch at the spot where an Amtrak train derailed was not locked into position after the accident, an official in Camden, S. C., said. Federal officials said it has not been determined whether the switch was locked in position, as it should have been, before the train rode over it early Wednesday. The switch, a mechanism that directs trains from one track to another, should be locked into position to operate properly.
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August 22, 2000 | Associated Press
Nine cars of Amtrak's Silver Meteor passenger train derailed Monday in downtown Lake City on tracks that had just been damaged by a street sweeper. Forty people were taken to hospitals. Their injuries were "little bumps and bruises" and none was serious, said Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Jo Nell. The train, headed from New York to Jacksonville, Fla., derailed around 7:30 a.m. near the Police Department, about two blocks north of the main business district.
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August 1, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A section of an Amtrak passenger train derailed and slammed into freight cars standing on a side track here Wednesday, killing seven people and injuring 78, authorities said. The 18-car Silver Star Amtrak train, pulled by two locomotives, was bound for New York from Miami, carrying 426 passengers and a crew of 20. Eyewitnesses who rushed to the scene found a twisted mass of metal. Entire sections of five passenger cars were ripped open. Six other cars were partly derailed.
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October 20, 1990 | Associated Press
More than 400 residents were evacuated Friday after a freight train derailed and began leaking flammable and toxic chemicals, officials said. No injuries were reported.
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April 8, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A 10-year-old boy who used a tourniquet to save himself when his leg was severed by a train had surgery to help prepare him for a prosthetic limb. Doctors removed some of what remained of Alex Compton's severed leg so the prosthetic limb could be attached, Greenville Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Robyn Zimmerman said. He is listed in fair condition. Alex was trying to cross railroad tracks near his home Monday when his foot got stuck and he was hit by the train.
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August 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A switch at the spot where an Amtrak train derailed was not locked into position after the accident, an official in Camden, S. C., said. Federal officials said it has not been determined whether the switch was locked in position, as it should have been, before the train rode over it early Wednesday. The switch, a mechanism that directs trains from one track to another, should be locked into position to operate properly.
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August 1, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A section of an Amtrak passenger train derailed and slammed into freight cars standing on a side track here Wednesday, killing seven people and injuring 78, authorities said. The 18-car Silver Star Amtrak train, pulled by two locomotives, was bound for New York from Miami, carrying 426 passengers and a crew of 20. Eyewitnesses who rushed to the scene found a twisted mass of metal. Entire sections of five passenger cars were ripped open. Six other cars were partly derailed.
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October 20, 1990 | Associated Press
More than 400 residents were evacuated Friday after a freight train derailed and began leaking flammable and toxic chemicals, officials said. No injuries were reported.
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