By KDKA – Photo by Gregg Shotts
VANDERGRIFT (KDKA) – Emergency crews were called to the scene of a train derailment in Vandergrift Thursday morning.
According to officials at the scene, 21 cars derailed on First Street around 8 a.m.
One of the derailed tanker cars struck a building, but there are no reported injuries at this time.
There was also a small crude oil leak as a result of the derailment, but it did not leak into a nearby river.
The George G. McMurtry Vandergrift VFD #1 recently announced their new Rescue 51 officially went into service on March 13th, 2010. Rescue 51 is a 1996 Simon Duplex with a 2009 Rescue body. Please visit Vandergrift VFD’s website for more pictures and information on their new heavy rescue.
photo by vfr51.com
photo by George G. McMurtry, Vandergrift No. 1 via Drew Rummel (EMS 116)
On Sunday June 28, 2009 at 0735 hours Station 99, Rescue 51, EMS station 116 and IRP 120 were dispatched to Rt 356 near the Freeport Bridge for a reported vehicle accident with entrapment. Upon arrival, a firefighter from Station 99 reported one vehicle into the woods and down 15′ drop with the vehicle on the driver’s side and one patient trapped and partially ejected.
Rescue 51X, Squad 51, and Eng 51 responded with 10 total personnel. Upon arrival crews were given information from the EMS crew who had the vehicle partially stabilized. The vehicle was completely stabilized, and inside rescuer was established, and crews went to work on removing the roof of the vehicle as well as the steering wheel so that access could be gained to the patient.