JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – November 23, 2023 - CSX and local emergency responders in Rockcastle county, Ky. have extinguished the fire that resulted from yesterday’s train derailment just north of Livingston, Ky. Specialized equipment has been deployed to conduct air monitoring in the area and local authorities have determined it safe for residents to return to their homes. The derailment involved 16 cars, including two cars carrying molten sulphur that lost some of their contents. There were also two cars carrying magnesium hydroxide involved in the incident, but there is no indication that these cars were breached. The remaining cars were either empty or carrying non-hazardous products like grain or plastic. CSX teams will now focus on recovering the product on the ground and removing the derailed cars. Safety is our top priority as we work to completely restore the area. The cause of the incident is under investigation.
CSX is still supplying food, lodging and other necessities to affected community members. Concerned residents can call CSX for information at 1-800-805-9840.
CSX will continue to coordinate with emergency personnel and local authorities to ensure that those living and working in the Livingston community will receive the most up-to-date information possible. Updates for the community will be posted on www.csx.com/response.