WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a go-team to investigate the bridge collapse and derailment of four Conrail freight tank cars into the Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, NJ, at about 7:05 am EST today.
NTSB railroad accident investigator Jim Southworth is leading a team of 17 as the Investigator-in-Charge.
NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.
Public Affairs Officer Terry Williams will also be in New Jersey to coordinate media related activities. He can be reached by mobile phone at 202-557-1350.
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